FC BATE defender Maksim Valadzko shared his impressions over the win against FC Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino:
- As we expected the game turned out to be a hard one. Every team was solving its task. Before the break Torpedo prevented us to score. Perhaps we were not enough active. But we added up speed in the second half. We were in control of situation, moved the ball quickly which was tiresome for the opponent. Rain helped us a bit, the ball became faster. I think we scored a fair goal and it meant a lot for us. I was sure after that we were going to win in the end. And then the second goal from Dzmitry Baha came. I made an assist, but I cannot say there was a particular addressee. I just crossed and Dima was there to score.
We also played well in the defense. Torpedo had a couple of counterattacks, but we managed to block all their efforts. I did not particularly like the way I played in defense. But I think up front I was quite useful for the team.