Ufa head coach Alexei Stukalov commented on the draw with CSKA (1:1) in the match of the 25th round of Tinkoff RPL.
“I am grateful to the guys. The game was a draw, CSKA did not have 100% chances, we had a moment when Agalarov could decide, but… And so, it is clear that we gave up the advantage, gave up the territory, but did not allow the opponent to approach the goal.
I think we deserved a goal in the end. Everyone tried their best, no complaints. Did the triple substitution at Ufa before the corner, after which Fernandez scored, affect? It may have influenced, but CSKA came out with dimensional players. We understood that we could be scored from a set piece. Maybe it was necessary to make substitutions earlier, we saw that the opponents were preparing a substitution. Unfortunately, we did not understand a little and missed it. Will today’s draw give the players a moral boost? I think so, because any point in our fight at the bottom of the table can become gold, ”Stukalov said on the air of the Match Premier channel.
CSKA defender Mario Fernandez opened the scoring in the match with Ufa in the 89th minute of the meeting, but Ufa player Alexei Nikitin saved the team from defeat with a goal in the 90+5th minute.
Thanks to a draw with CSKA, Ufa overtook Ural and left the relegation zone, rising to 14th place in the Russian Championship standings with 22 points in 25 matches.