The head coach of the Russian national football team Stanislav Cherchesov spoke about the tactical structure of the team in the match of the second round of the qualifying tournament of the 2022 FIFA World Cup with the national team of Slovenia.
“We study the opponent and see who is better prepared for us. Based on these two points, we decided to play with a rhombus. Zhemaletdinov played at the top, as in Lokomotiv. He felt comfortable. Five defenders were played nominally. It was a hybrid scheme. The opponent has good flanks, they quickly go out to counterattacks. It was necessary to close both the middle and the edges, so we decided to play like this. And during the match from the rhombus we switched to a 5-4-1 formation and brought the matter to victory, “Cherchesov said at a press conference.
The Russian national team defeated Slovenia with a score of 2: 1. Both goals of the Russian team were scored by Artyom Dzyuba.
Earlier it was reported that Cherchesov commented on the victory over Slovenia in the selection match for the 2022 World Cup.