Vladimir Dzhubanov: "Our task for Spartak Cup is to win in each match" Теги: DZHUBANOV TOURNAMENT
In his interview to the official web-site
Vladimir Dzhubanov, Senior Coach of Spartack-96, informed about his return to
the native club, summarized performance results of his team in Moscow Winter
Championship and shared expectations relating to Spartak Cup international
junior tournament to be attended by his mentees already in a week.
- When in the autumn Sergey Yurievich Rodionov
called me and offered to work at the Academy I responded positively without a
moment’s hesitation, Vladimir Vyacheslavovich recalls. – I got down to work
reverently and gladly, as I had taken my initial steps in football at Spartak,
I had been taught everything I can here. Now I’d like to transfer my own knowledge
baggage to the new generation of Spartak footballers.
- How did acquaintance
with the team proceed?
- Initially it was uneasy, as guys are 17 years
old, they are approaching adult football, each of them has already formed as a
personality. It has taken quite much time to get an insight of everybody, to
identify an individual approach, to understand what is he on the football
field. I think, the adaptation period has completed successfully: I’ve got a
coherent picture of each player and of the overall team, the guys have got to
know me and understood my requirements.
- The first
tournament, where you participated with Spartak-96, was Moscow Winter
Championship, where your team came third. How do you evaluate the team
performance in these competitions?
- I would grade our performance "good". There
is much room for development. The third place isn’t the limit. In olden times,
when playing for Spartak school, I used to fight for the first places only,
therefore I try to persuade my mentees to win. I’d like to note, that the team
had struggled for silverware to the utmost, in the last round against
Locomotive everything hinged on us, but we failed. I’m glad that the team has
got a strong character: it stands high to drag out a game when losing ground
0:2 to Central Sports Army Club in the away game, but my mentees demonstrated
they were capable to achieve that and scored two goals after the halftime. But
one needs to play from the first minutes, and not when the opponent has kicked
- Over the recent
weeks your team hasn’t participated in test matches, why?
- We have taken a time-out deliberately, so
that the guys become football-sick and let off all their energy and steam in
the tournament. We have been working intensively, seeking to eliminate any
shortcomings in our play; we have been training on the field, where the
tournament will be held. The team will participate in two warm-up matches prior
to Spartak Cup. In Wednesday evening we’ll play in the manege with US Olympic
United, and in Saturday afternoon we’ll conduct a sparring match on the open
field with Meteor team from Balashikha.
- In what condition
have five footballers of your team returned back from the disposition of Russia
national junior team?
- The national team members have returned back
in excellent condition, as they had got through to the final round of European
Championship, and I’d like to convey them my sincere congratulations. Currently
the guys feel inspiration, and I guess the team will benefit from this. It
would be rather difficult for them to move from the natural cover to the
artificial field, but we’ve got time for adaptation. The coaching staff counts
on each of them, and, fortunately, all of them have returned back without any
- Will goalkeeper
Anton Mitrhyushin assist the team in this tournament?
- Yes, we count on Anton as well. According to
the latest information, he will join us on April 7, after Spartak junior team
match in Rostov-on-Don. By force of circumstances currently Mitryushin is
subject to a very serious load, because immediately upon arrival he made his
debut in the red and whites’ subs, as two his colleagues had been injured, this
week he will travel to Rostov, after that he will participate in matches with strong
opponents in the tournament. Anton is one of team leaders, and I’m convinced
his involvement in Spartak Cup will be helpful for us. However one shouldn’t
disregard two other goalkeepers – Yuri Scherbakov and Dmitry Lytkin, who are in
- What can you say
about the opponent teams?
- Our opponents represent Academies of the
strongest clubs in Europe. In terms of the entry list composition Spartak Cup
deputizes last year’s group of Champions League that is added by English and
Ukrainian teams. As the teams represent different countries, each of them will
have its own playing handwriting, its own style. I presume, the competition
will be exciting both in terms of game content and tournament fight
- What is team’s state
of mind relating to Spartak Cup?
- Certainly, the state of mind is combative,
because this tournament is an opportunity to show our own level in matches with
the strongest teams. We’ll adjust our state of mind depending on each opponent,
because Spartak Cup system is such that much will depend on each game.
Moreover, surely, the matches will be closely observed by club management and
coaching staff of the substitutes, and as many of our guys have been included
in latter’s entry form, this fact will whip up our footballers.
- Please, tell us
about tasks formulated for the team in this tournament.