FC BATE midfielder commented on the win against FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk:
- That was a great match for us. We were really determined and ready to die for each other on the pitch. I would like to thank the fans very much. The stadium was full and the supporters were hundred per cent behind us and that helped a lot. This is something that would be helpful in every match.
We started very actively as we should in every game. Especially now that we have one match weekly, so no fatigue at all. Not a lot of people believed that we will have a 2-0 advantage after 11 minutes of play. I felt after the starting spell that we will win.
The combination behind the first goal was a perfect one. We work a lot in the training sessions on converting such moments. I had a lot of time to think and to use the chance. After the second match we switch on a more pacifying tempo. This is difficult to attack the whole half. We needed time to take a pause. And we had enough power for the whole match. Even after Ryhor Filipenka was sent off Shakhtyor did not create anything special.