Coach Cherchesov believes in Russian success at the Confederations Cup
The Russian coach Stanislav Cherchesov was the Saturday after the opening match in the Confederations Cup against New Zealand (2-0 win) full of praise for his team.
“It is clear that this is an organised and aggressive team. We can success in this tournament”, said Cherchesov after the end of the duel.
The 53-year-old coach, who last summer joined in the bond, praised explicitly striker Fedor Smolov. The ex-Feyenoorder kept in the second half from a solo the second goal for Russia.
“There were several players who have a good level took, but Fedor played really great”, said Cherchesov about Smolov.
Russia plays the following week, in group games against Portugal and Mexico. Which two countries Sunday night opposite each other in Kazan.
The Confederations Cup is now in the tenth edition. The final will take place on 2 July in St. Petersburg.
Russia wins opening match Confederations Cup New Zealand (2-0)
Russia opens Confederations Cup with victory over New Zealand