Ihor SURKIS: “We have two more Champions League games and we must play worthily”

FC Dynamo Kyiv president Ihor Surkis has answered 2+2 TV channel Profootball show questions concerning our club.

On youngsters and formation of new team

- Orikhovskyi makes substitute appearances, Tsyhankov plays. These guys must gain experience, but for that we must give them time. Of course we have current goals, but to form a real team we must lay foundation.

Not everyone can deserve the call-up to national team, but if 19-year-old Tsyhankov and 21-year-old Besedin do that, we have good horizons. We’re on the right track.

On Dynamo Champions League campaign

- We all counted on better Champions League performances. Anyway we have two more games and we must play worthily. I think in spring we’ll be a different team. We must get rid of people, who care only about salaries. We’ll deal with that together with head coach.

On Teodorczyk and Kravets

- I regret letting Teodorczyk go, but I don’t know if he would have got a chance in Dynamo. I didn’t let Teodorczyk and Belhanda go without gaffer’s recommendations. Teodorczyk is out on loan just like Kravets, who scores for the national team.

On the other hand, we’ve got Besedin. I hope he gains regular starting spot. I think he’s a good striker with great individual skills.

On trust to Rebrov

- Before the start of this season I gave Rebrov complete carte blanche in work with the team or formation of new one. I trust him and I hope we’ll keep working for years. Serhiy is a responsible person, who cares about our results. He’s a great professional.

On transfers

- I can’t say we’ll have impressive transfers. That’s not because we’re out of money. We got 18 million for Dragovic. I would have signed a couple of new performers to enforce the team if they wanted to play for Dynamo.

On incident concerning Vida

- Vida came to apologize personally to me, but I said: “I don’t need your apologies. I need the team to forgive you and I want you to prove that was an accident”.

I know the situation. It concerns his family. That can happen to anyone. He appeared in the wrong place at the wrong time. Vida has paid a fine and I think the incident is over. I don’t have any claims to him.

* photo by A. Lukatskyi