Anji head coach addressed the media after the match:
- The game was spectacular. Of course, Totttenham dominated through the game, but we showed good football, I mean our offensive play. Taking into consideration Anji`s current situation, we were good offensively. However, we failed to catch the opponent. Tottenham exceeds us in team speed and skills.
- Andres Villas-Boas paid a compliment to Anji saying that it had been the best game within the previous half a year.
- Perhaps. Part of that compliment should be passed to the stands. I want to say some good words to the fans who filled the stadium. They applauded to any qualitative game situation no matter what team creates it – the host team or the guests. To play under such conditions is really pleasant.
- On the whole, what`s your take on the situation? Didn`t the Europa League disturb Anji? Does the team feel the owner`s support?
- Anji gets full support from the club`s owner. True, such games like today`s contribute to the team building. On the other hand, tight schedule of the Europa League prevented us to have full preparations for the RPL matches. It`s normal for the club with regular players. But it`s almost impossible to build a team that was formed from a ground up.
- What did Eto`o tell the team in the change room?
- Samuel didn`t perform for Anji for long time, nonetheless he stayed friends with the owner of the club, the coaches and the players. He was a leader not only on the field, but a spiritual advisor as well. As to me, I also made friends with him. It was his initiative to visit us in the hotel and attend the game. We spent much time together yesterday. Following the match Samuel peeped into the change room, he was given warm welcome and farewell. We wait for him to be back (laughing).