Roman Shirokov: “Russia is the favorite against Ireland”

Roman Shirokov, a member of the Russian national team, answered journalists` questions in the Balchug Hotel. He agreed that Russia can be considered a favorite in the match with Ireland, and recommended not even looking at the calendar.

“I don`t think we should complain about the calendar, which makes us play several away matches in a row at the start of the tournament. We would have to play with all the teams in our group away in any case, so we shouldn`t pay attention to the sequence of matches. As for the match with Ireland, I agree that we can be considered favorites in the match,” – the correspondent quoted Shirokov as saying.