Berdyev was emphatic when he appeared before the media in the press room at the Luzhniki Stadium. "Knocking out Atletico Madrid has great value. We removed one of the best teams in Europe, "he said. Berdyev noted that, due to players being out, many players had to play out of their normal position, thus preventing the team to show their true selves".
Knocking out Atletico Madrid has great value
The Russian coach said that "we did not feel pressure until the injury to Natcho and the expulsion of Navas. The rest of the game was quiet as we were confident enough in defence".