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Privolzhie chancers delight Golubev

Privolzhie AMA coach Dmitry Golubev said his side were more clinical in their 2-0 win over Centre Zagreb AMA, while Bratislava AMA's Ľubomír Bohúň called Oltenia AMA "the big favourites" after losing to the Romanian side.

Dmitry Golubev saw Privolzhie come back into contention with their win over the hosts
Dmitry Golubev saw Privolzhie come back into contention with their win over the hosts ©Sportsfile

The identity of the Group A finalist will not be decided until the last set of fixtures after Privolzhie AMA bounced back from an opening day defeat by downing tournament hosts Centre Zagreb AMA 2-0. The Russian side's coach Dmitry Golubev said both teams had good opportunities, the difference being his side took theirs, while Bratislava's Ľubomír Bohúň called Oltenia AMA "the big favourites to win the title" after watching his charges succumb to the Romanian outfit 2-0.

Dmitry Golubev, Privolzhie coach
I knew how Croatia were going to play so I decided on employing more defensive tactics for this match. We did a good job throughout, especially in defence, although Zagreb were the better team. There were two or three opportunities for both sides, but we managed to score from ours and Zagreb didn't. We played pretty bad in the first match and lost so to finish first we need a win in the last game.

Sreten Ćuk, Centre Zagreb coach
We gave our maximum effort but we didn't win. There is a really sad atmopshere in the dressing room; it is obvious how much this competition means to my players. They wanted to win this match, but everything went the way of the other side. If we want to finish first we need to win by three goals in the last match against Oltenia which will be very, very difficult. But, after all, the result isn't the most important thing here. I would be most happy if one or two players from this team go on to play for a professional club in the future. That's the point of all of this.

Sorinel Patrascu, Oltenia coach

We were expecting a hard game and a very good goalkeeper in the opposition ranks. But by the end everything went well for us. Maybe we managed to suprise them with fast breaks and good control of possession. The next game against Zagreb will be very hard for us, because we need the right result to make the final and you know the Croatian fans will be supporting from the stands.

Ľubomír Bohúň, Bratislava coach
First of all, I want to congratulate to the Romanians because they were much better. We played the best we could and this was a good lesson for our players. I think Oltenia are the big favourites to win the title. In last game we have to play better football and try to repair the bad impression we've created from the first two matches.