Vladimir Alekno has spoken with sportbox.ru.
“Everybody wants us to jump, to run for joy, to celebrate…But the tournament was so stressful that there was no emotion left. I can’t create them artificially. However, after reaching the goal the satisfaction will stay for a long time,” says Alekno.
Zenit took the trophy by winning all games at the tournament in straight sets.
“I’m glad that we managed to do it. Mikhailov, Leon and Anderson worked very well. Butko and Verbov had a great tournament. I am happy for Samoilenko. In the semifinals, Gutsalyuk came out and helped us win the game. Simply, the team won,” explains Alekno.
How many days off will the players get?
“When I won my first championship in France and there was a holiday in front of us. One experienced coach came and said, “You have a night, morning and in the daytime, you will need to move forward again”. Monday is a day off and on Tuesday, we have some work to do,” says Alekno.