The Motorist has matured, the team can aim for the Gagarin Cup” – Shirokov

Before “Motorist » Sergei Chirokov believes that the Yekaterinburg club, with its current composition, is capable of winning the Gagarin Cup.

Last season, Avtomobilist finished fourth in the Eastern Conference according to the results of the FONBET KHL championship, but in the first round of the playoffs they lost to Metallurg Magnitogorsk with a score of 3-4.

— It has long been believed that Avtomobilist is a team with good names, but not a cup team…

– We need to change that. 50% are psychology. It’s not the first or last names that win, but the team. We must unite into one fist. I believe our team is ready to solve big problems.

— You played for championship clubs. What makes a cup team different?

— Character and cohesion, the desire to fight for each other, to help each other at all times and to move towards victory, whatever happens.

— Does Avtomobilist already have the characteristics of a cup team?

– They are wanted. We really have a good team and I want to believe that throughout the season we will come together even stronger. All of this will come in handy in the playoffs.

— Nikolai Zavarukhin said you were signed as “a man for the team.” Can you talk to the team in the locker room?

– Yes, I try to live up to expectations. Our average age is not that young. Many experienced hockey players are hungry for victory. We will prove in each match that the Avtomobilist team is mature, ready to achieve its goals and bring the city its first medals. If all goes well, we can aim for the Gagarin Cup. Why not? – RB Sport quotes Shirokov.

Watch the matches of the FONBET KHL championship on the channels of the Match holding company, as well as on the sites matchtv.ru and sportbox.ru.

RB Sport

Source : MatchTV

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