Raul Alonso: “We showed both in defence and attack that we can win this match“

Raul Alonso

Meshkov Brest - Spartak 35:24 (17:10)
(Vailupau 9, Shkurinskiy 6; Matskevich 15 saves / Dereven 5; Nikulin 12 saves)

Igor Levshin, Spartak coach:
It’s hard to say anything after this match ended with such score. But I want to find some positive in this defeat. Today, in the second match of the season, there were no injuries. Maybe I’ll say obvious, but congratulations to Meskov Brest on a successful match and a victory today.  

Mikhail Vinogradov, Spartak player: 
When we were getting ready for the match, we didn't think that they would beat us with so many advantage goals. We knew that Meshkov Brest are a strong team. We were trying and fighting on the court, but couldn’t win the match. 

Raul Alonso, Meshkov Brest coach:
Congratulations to my players, I think we did a really good job today. We were present at all times and we showed both in defence and attack that we can win this match. We controlled the game and therefore I'm happy about the way that we played and also about the result. Good luck to Spartak during the season and you will see us in the second match in Moscow. 

Alexander Shkurinskiy, Meshkov Brest player:
I want to thank team Spartak for the match. It was a good game. It was really important to win today after defeat against Porto and to get rid of psychological pressure. Consequently, it’s great that we won and practiced cooperation in the attack. I think we played not bad in defence and most importantly, we won. And we’re preparing for the next match.