Vice-Premier of the Russian Federation Vitaly Mutko
MOSCOW, may 5. / TASS /. Football club "Locomotive" absolutely deservedly became the champion of Russia in the season 2017/18. This opinion is expressed by Deputy Prime Minister Vitaliy Mutko.
On Saturday "Locomotive" in the match of the 29th round on the home field "Zenith" with the score 1: 0 and clinched the championship. The railroad won the title for the first time since 2004.
"I can only heartily congratulate "Locomotive"- said Mutko. – I believe that "Locomotive" this season deserved the title. Very happy for the team, club and fans. Very long lead, but could not make the last step, a little battered nerves of the fans, but put a logical point in a great football match, scored a beautiful goal, and the case is won".
Deputy Prime Minister noted the work of the head coach "Locomotive" Yuri Semin. "In club football. It is a daily work climate, it is all of the merit of Yuri Pavlovich. Congratulate him personally"- said Mutko.
"Locomotive" became the champion of Russia for the third time in its history. Earlier, the railway won gold medals in 2002 and 2004 under the leadership of Semin.