MOSCOW, May 5. / TASS /. Composition of the Moscow "Spartacus" has enough smart players to use different game schemes. Such an opinion at a press conference after the match with "Rostov" said the head coach of red-white Massimo Carrera.
On Saturday "Spartacus" with a score of 2: 0 won over "Rostov" in the home match of the 29th round of the Russian Football Premier League (RFPL). Red and white scored 56 points and secured a place in the top three and participation in the Champions League next season. In this game, the red and white played with three central defenders, with the third turned out to be Mario Pasalic, usually playing in the position of the defensive midfielder.
"I played three defenders, because we played with a team with three defenders. Now, knowing the result, we can say that the decision to put Pashalich in the place of the central defender justified itself. I have smart players who can play in different schemes", – said Carrera.
The winning goal was scored by Lorenzo Melgarejo, who in the second match in a row on the left flank replaced Dmitry Kombarova. "I would not say that Kombarov lost the competition. Melgarejo at the moment feels very good, I preferred it. In the scheme with three defenders, he attacks on the flank, I expected to make it more difficult for the opponent", – said Carrera.
In this meeting in the first team "Spartacus" debuted 20-year-old central defender Artem Mamin. "We did not have any defenders, I talked to the coach "Spartacus-2" [Dmitry Gunko] and asked who is one of the best. He gave me the name Mamin. I was familiar with this player, he spent with us the fees", – Carrera commented on his decision to release Mamin for a replacement.
In the 30th round "Spartacus" will take the Moscow "Dynamo", the meeting will be held on May 13.