Yuri VERNIDUB: “I was lucky in this life”

Yuriy Vernydub. Photo: zarya-lugansk.com

Mentor Lugansk “Dawn” Yuri Vernidub shared his impressions from match against the team of “Veres”.

I think the game was equal. Perhaps we were lucky today. If we take the chances, and we and “Veres” they were few. The game is combat.

All fought for the ball, nobody wanted to concede. There was a lot of struggle, errors in the transmission. Somewhere we were more lucky. We deserve it. We were very important this meeting is. Thank you guys for the attitude, that could wait, to score and to win.

– Yuri, after the goal the boys started to play much better. Maybe just needed to score?

– We have a very big change. You have it too. From the team that played in the First League, few people remained. You added more experienced players. 3 games lost, played “zero”. I wish your team success. We too have to move in the right direction. Time goes on. Soon we should expect tough matches in the group stage of the Europa League. The schedule will be difficult and intense. I hope the guys understand this.

– “Dawn” does not look very convincing in the game, and in a month will have to play in the Europa League. In your opinion, what components need to be tightened?

– Very much gone players. The guys who came quite a serious level. Yes, many of them young, but it is not important. Most importantly – you need time to gel together. We along with the coaching staff we know we need to do. Our leadership sees all this and also aware. Will be more strengthening in this transfer window. In addition to those players who have left, there are two Brazilian, whose contract’s up soon. They behaved inappropriately, but that is their right. In Brazil, about them nobody knew. They opened up in our team, but in the end behaved ugly. In the future try not to make mistakes.

– In what direction will be sent to the vector?

We have a striker. He has not yet scored, but Yuri performs a huge amount of work – clinging to the ball, creates opportunities for partners. He is a collective player. Need to strengthen the attacking line. Plus the midfield also needs to be strengthened. Will try to do it.

– You said that you wanted after the last round to leave the “Dawn”. Have you changed your decision after the conversation with the President of the club. What was it?

In this life I was lucky. We have a man like Eugene B. Geller. When I started my coaching path, there was a similar moment. We lost the match of the Ukrainian Cup “Avangard” Kramatorsk 1:3. I Packed my suitcase and was going to leave. But thanks to him and the CEO, I reviewed the situation and left.

Now it was something like that. Of course, the emotions. You yourself understand this. Knew that will not be easy. A lot of players left. In their place came new. It takes time. The President supported me, said that helps. It is not necessary to do hasty conclusions. Totally agree with him.

When everything is reinterpreted, understood that it would be inhumane to drop everything and leave. You need to be together in joy and in sorrow. Grateful to our leadership for the trust.


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