On the eve of the start of the 3rd International youth football tournament UTLC Cup 2019, we have talked to the main heroes – young players – and asked them what they expect from the tournament.
“We, CSKA, participate in UTLC Cup for the first time. We are well-prepared and will definitely try to win the tournament. But our opponents are very strong,” said Dmitry Kalaida, CSKA player.
“Participation in the International youth tournament UTLC Cup is a great experience for us. Our opponents are very famous and strong. Last year my team failed to reach high places in the tournament. But we have worked on mistakes and now we are ready to win,” said Timur Tokin, a football player of FC Astana.
“UTLC Cup is a very large-scale tournament. Top teams such as Barcelona, Inter, Lyon participate in it. Only a few times in my life there are chances to play with them,” – shared his emotions Alexey Batrakov, football player of FC Lokomotiv Moscow.
“Last year Yokohama Marinos became the second, but now we have come only for the victory. Though the opponents are very serious this year,” said Daito Atsumu, a football player of Yokohama Marinos.