FC BATE Borisov midfielder Aliaksandr Valadzko commented on the Vysshaya Liga game versus FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk won 4-0 away:
- Our team can pull together for important games. Definitely we are happy to beat such a serious opponent, especially with such a scoreline. Shakhtyor tried to dominate, but we chose for clever play: used the space behind their backs and quickly ran into counterattacks. And converted our opportunities into goals, which is the most important thing.
Probably our supporters were a bit worried because we played almost the same lineup that won a Europa League Group Stage ticket in Oleksandriya. We had just one change, and it was a forced one. Jurica Buljat got a small injury. Our coaching staff asked all the players on how they can play in this game. But I think we moved really well today and won well deserved points. Probably only after 3-0 we slowed down a bit. There was no sense in rushing forward. We needed just to be sharp in defence and not to allow them come back into the game. And we managed to do it. We allowed just a couple moments in front of our goal.
Nevertheless, we are not too excited. We are still not first in the table and have to work hard to build on this win. We cannot afford such embarrassments like in the game against FC Krumkachy. We have to show same level of commitment like in Soligorsk.