Oleg Pashinin interview to Lokomotiv.ru
Did you feel the absence of Ignashevich in defence in
- I would not say we strongly felt it, because Sergei
played as defensive midfielder. Of course, we played
together for a long time, we had links. But it's all
- What are Lokomotiv's chances against Monaco?
- Good chances. If we play the way we can, then
we have good chances to pass the French club.
- What was your and team reaction to Ignashevich's
transfer to CSKA Moscow?
- This is football. Transfers happen frequently
here. Players go from one club to another and there
is nothing criminal in this. Though I do not know what
sort of agreement Sergei had with our management.
- When you returned from Japan, did you count on getting
in the main team so easily?
- I did not count that it would be easy, but it
- Do you regret about your decision to play for Uzbekistan?
- No, I have no regrets about it.
- Do you think that the tactical scheme of Lokomotiv
defence will change after Ignashevich leave?
- No, it will not change.
- Will the team avoid the spring downturn?
- It is hard to tell. I would not want that anything
like a year ago happen again. But in reality everything
depends on us. I do not think we can escape a decline,
but it can be different - long or short-term.
- What are your impressions from Japan? Was it just
an episode or it gave you something more?
- Yes it gave a lot to me - in football and generally
in life. I have only good memories from Japan.
- What was your best game last season?
- It probably did not coincide with the best team
performance. There were many good games. Perhaps, the
best were in the Champions League.
- Do you have any hobbies?
- I do not have any particular hobby. I try to spend
more time with my family, with my children. So I do
not collect ship models or bottle caps (smiling).
- Do you have a desire to play in English, Spanish or
- I am not in the age to go abroad. In principle,
my entire carrier is connected with Lokomotiv and I
would like to finish it here - in Loko. But if the team
management will consider selling me then I will do it.
- In the last friendlies you played against lower division
German clubs. Would they be able to survive in the Russian
- I do not know. At this stage the level of our
play makes it hard to compare with other clubs.
- What was Lokomotiv's best match ever to your opinion?
- We did not play it yet.
- Against which famous clubs you would like to play?
- Manchester United and Juventus.
- Can Lokomotiv win the Champions League this year?
- This is football, everything can happen.
- In Russian Premier League, is there any team or a
striker with which Lokomotiv defence cannot cope?
- It is difficult to play against any team - they
all have their good sides.
- Would you bet with Nizhegorodov on who scores first?
- We can do it. I already scored one goal, by the
way, but I do not remember against which team. With
a bet we will be more motivated.