Everybody thought this championship could produce unexpected results and Portugal-Greece already showed this. In our group, all teams can produce surprises.
People might say we didn't need this victory. I think we very much needed it. The Russian soccer needed it. Look at how many rookies we had.
I liked neither the performance nor the result. The defense got a series of yellow cards in the first half that paralyzed them in the second half. My players were obviously scared of the opponent.
All the yellow cards put our defense under pressure. They were afraid of being taken out of the game.