FC BATE Borisov defender Dzianis Paliakou commented on the game against FC Shakhtyor won 1-0 on MD5 of Belarusian Vysshaya Liga at Borisov-Arena:
- We earned three very important points. We knew that Shakhtyor is a strong team that before this game was first in the table, did not lose and did not concede in current championship. This was all about the importance of the game. Our coaching staff analyzed the opponents really well. We knew Laptev and Yanush were the powerhouse of the opponents and we had to be very attentive with them. As a result we had just one opportunity when Dzianis Shcharbitski saved us. And as for the rest we played really well in defence. In such cases first goal is really important. This is great we managed to score and even after that we could have scored more.
Today we are really happy but the main battles are still ahead. It is just 5 matchdays. We hope that we will continue this and show better football with every game. Next match will be in Mozyr where it is never easy for us. We will have to get prepared really well.