Hockey player Ivanov: “It’s great that Spartak is the last Moscow team remaining in the playoffs”

Hockey player Ivanov: “It’s great that Spartak is the last Moscow team remaining in the playoffs”

Defender “Spartacus” Daniel Ivanov after the victory over Magnitogorsk “Metallurgist” said the team is under no pressure due to being the only club from Moscow to participate in the Gagarin Cup playoffs.

On Tuesday, Spartak beat Metallurg with a score of 1:0. Ivanov scored an assist. Spartak are the only Moscow club remaining in the playoffs, the season having ended earlier with Dynamo and CSKA from the capital.

— You’ve never played in the playoffs at this level before. How do you rate your game?

— Thank you to the technical staff for giving me a place in the team. Now I’m getting involved, I’m joining the team. I justify the trust.

— They call you one of the main discoveries of the season. How do you react to this?

– It’s not that important. There will be an opening if we win the Cup.

“Everyone celebrates your progress separately.” What is the reason?

— Everything is going as usual, we work, we develop, we have a common goal.

— There is a lot of talk now about the fact that defensemen should play the puck with their stick more often. You often perform devastating power moves, how does this tendency affect your game?

— I’m a follower of the old school. I like to do power movements. I watched highlights my whole childhood, I grew up watching them. I try to apply this in games as well.

— Your defensive coach Igor Ulanov was also a tough hockey player, does he give you any additional advice?

“He comes during training, we talk, he tells me how to play better.

— Do you feel any special responsibility for the fact that Spartak remained the only Moscow club to participate in the playoffs?

– On the contrary, it’s great. There is no additional liability. “Only forward,” reports the correspondent of , according to Ivanov’s words.

In the series up to four wins, the score is 2–2. The teams will play their next match in Magnitogorsk on March 28.

Watch live broadcasts of the Fonbet KHL Championship playoff matches on the channel, as well as on the matchtv.ru and sportbox.ru sites.

Source : MatchTV

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