Sergey Kuznetsov. Photo:

Midfielder Sergei Kuznetsov in the 70-ies played in the Zoria Voroshilovgrad (now Lugansk), and later moved to Kiev “Dynamo”. On the eve of the home match of Kyiv and Zorya, he shared his expectations.

The champion is already determined, as well as a silver medalist, so, in my opinion, the match is not too important because the result is not so important.

So much excitement I don’t expect, something that could be, if in this match, something was decided. Goes, one should not hope for a serious, desperate struggle.

In addition, I think, Kiev will check the match the young players. Of course, on the moral and psychological state of the players “Dynamo” affected the result of the final match of the Ukrainian Cup with Shakhtar.

I hope that the stadium will be a lot of fans – this match could be the last home game of “Dinamo” in the championship. But, overall, I guess you could say that the season for both teams has been completed.

– “Dawn” in the struggle for the third place breathing down my neck “Olympic”. In this confrontation are not yet clear?

– In my opinion, Luhansk will be the third. Until the end of the championship remains not so a lot of rounds, and they have good chances to win. In short, I don’t think om will be able to press the opponent. By the way, the “Olympic” Kiev has lost in the previous round. Then something has not developed. Gross mistakes have led to conceding goals, but to win, the team has failed. Although in previous matches, “Dinamo” has shown bright, effective football.

– In the match against “Dynamo” from-for disqualification will not be able to play Eduard Sobol. In your opinion, is a significant loss for the team from Lugansk?

– Of course, palpable, but one player does not solve anything on the field. I don’t think his absence will drastically affect the team’s performance. I’m sure the coaching staff will find him a worthy replacement. Most importantly, Dynamo played well in defence, then all will be well. Attack attack, but, in my opinion, it all depends on the defense, which is impossible to forget.