FC BATE defender Maksim Valadzko commented on the game against FC Dinamo Minsk 2-0 at Traktor Stadium:
- That is not a regular win for sure. And we played already a second game against this team in a row. The game at Borisov-Arena was not that exciting and very tough. We wanted to prove we were stronger. And I think we did it with great motivation.
We were a better side and deserved three points. We could have scored more as we had many opportunities. Dinamo had more possession before the break and shot more often. It was difficult for us to play against the strong wind. This was why long-range passes were not successful.
I missed a good opportunity in the first half. I did everything correctly, but put the ball a bit higher than needed. I was really frustrated as it is important to convert such opportunities into goals. In such important games that could be crucial.
That was great I made up for that with a goal. Coaches ask us never to switch off to early, and that was the case. I was a bit lucky. Khamutouski touched the ball, but that did not change the direction.
After the goal we controlled the game. Dinamo could have equalised, but after it became 2-0 both teams understood the match was decided. And we could have scored even more. This is a great start of the competition with six points in two games and we are to continue like that.