Acting head coach of FC Sheriff spoke to the media prior to the match:
- Perhaps, this is a final for us. We need only victory so that our dream would come true – progress from the group.
- Anji makes poor performance in the domestic league. Will it have any influence on their mindset?
- These are different tourneys. As the last match vs Tromse showed the Makhachkala team is strong. Anji will be well-motivated.
- Does Sheriff have real chances to clear the group?
- Yes, I`ve already said that for us this match will be as the final one. If we want to advance further we need to win.
- Will there be rotation of the squad due to the weather changes?
- I think the weather is the same for everyone. There`ll be much fight and set pieces, that`s why we`ll spend more time preparing for it.
- Will tomorrow`s squad be optimal?
- Our center back Melli will miss the game. Fernando is injured. We have considerable advantage in the Moldovan league and we`d like to go further for the club`s development.
Halfback Alexander Paschenko took part in the press conference:
- It`ll be a tough game tomorrow. I hope we`ll show our best and win. It`ll be hard but we`re ready for it.
- What player of the opposing team is more dangerous?
- I can point out Jucilei, I like the way he plays.