Shortly after the match Guus Hiddink spoke to the media:
- The red card effected the run of play. It was issued for a good reason. After the sending-off our team demonstrated good football and leveled the score.
The two crucial points of the match are: a penalty imposed in the second half extra time and the eleven-meter kick for Granat`s handball on 31st minute, that was waved away.
- What does Kokorin do in Belgium and when will he be back to Russia?
- Kokorin serves a long suspension. Together with Zhirkov they receive treatment for injuries in Belgium. I don`t know when they`ll join the team. We`ll put all efforts to bring that day closer.
- Please comment on your conversation with the referees.
- I apologized to the side referee for having pushed him. The chief referee apologized to me for the imposed spot kick.