At the pre-match Press Conference, captain of FC Astana Nenad Eric shared his expectations with journalists:
- We were preparing for this match fruitfully, so we are determined to achieve a positive result. - What is the state of the team, taking into account that the majority of players were in the national team and practically without preparation in the club went for responsible matches? - The national team matches have already passed, we had time to prepare for the match with Dynamo. We are professionals and we must forget about previous matches and fully concentrate on the nearest matches in the Europa League and Kazakhstan Championship. - In the last match of the Championship the team did not win. Maybe it’s for the best, the team saved emotions and now splashes them in tomorrow’s match? - We lost points in the match with Kaysar, perhaps there was not enough time to prepare after a pause, related to the national team matches. Of course, in that match, none of players thought about the match with Dynamo, for us it was important to play successfully in the Kazakhstan championship! As for the emotions, I hope that misfire, will help us better put ourselves in the mood for Dynamo. - Have you ever been in Ukraine, and how do you like Kiev? - This is my first visit to Kiev, I could not see much, but what I managed to see, I liked it, you have a beautiful city and a beautiful stadium. - Can you emphasize anyone from players of Dynamo? - I would not want to emphasize anyone. Dynamo is a very good team that shows good football. They are a great club, which plays every year in the Group Stage of European Competitions.