MOSCOW, May 5. / TASS /. President of the Moscow Football Club "Locomotive" Ilya Gerkus said that only Russian midfielder Igor Denisov and Peruvian football player Jefferson Farfan believed from the very beginning that the team could become the champion of Russia. This was announced by Gerkus on the air of the TV channel "Our football".
On Saturday "Locomotive" in his field defeated the St. Petersburg "Zenith" with the score 1: 0. Thus, for one round before the end of the Russian Football Championship "Locomotive" secured a gold medal tournament. "Locomotive" the third time in history he became the champion of Russia.
"Two people believed in the championship from the very beginning – Denisov and Farfan. I did not believe, no one believed. All the others joined them later", – said Gerkus.
"It’s hard for me to win against my former team. But this is football – this game"The president added "Locomotive".
Hercus became president "Locomotive" summer of 2016. Since 2008, he worked in the "Zenith", where until 2011 he held the post of General Director for Economics and Finance. Then he was the CEO "Zenith" on strategic development.
Denisov moved to "Locomotive" in the summer of 2016 after the arrival of Hercus in the club. The same summer, as a free agent in "Locomotive" crossed Farfan.