Oleg Leontyev: «The guys played to the very end»


Neftekhimik head coach Oleg Leontyev speaks with the media after a following 1–2 loss against Dinamo Mn.

– We had a good scoring–chances at the end of the game. It was a hard–battled game. We did our best. The guys played to the very end.

– The team lost its chances for making playoffs. How difficult will it be to get the guys ready for the next two games?
– A professional player should always have one desire, one attitude, regardless of the opponent and the standings.

– Why did you decide to make Artyom Zagidulin a starting goaltender?
– I think that Artyom is also a high-class goaltender. Dolganov must be given time to recover.

– How did you feel when you saw your photo at the Minsk Arena?
– This city is like a second home for me. I spent ten seasons here. It is nice to hear and see that the fans remember me and welcome me. I appreciate it. I always come here with pleasure.

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