Branislav Ivanovic: "No team in the world is 100% ready at the start of the season"

The captain on the first game of the season.
Branislav Ivanovic: "No team in the world is 100% ready at the start of the season"
Branislav, can you tell us about the game and how you found it playing against Tambov

The beginning of the season is always a difficult time and it's good that we managed to get the three points. No team in the world is 100% ready at the start of the season. We need to add more to our game and have more passion and aggression. But this was a good game to start the season with and we go on. 

In the second half we saw a change in formation and tactics, was this was led to the goals and the win?

That is a secret and I can't discuss it. 

The team scored two goals at the very beginning of the second half, what brought this about and is it a secret too?

There were several things. We changed several positions in our formation and changed our approach. It's hard to play against a defensive team with two strikers. We knew that the first half would not be easy. So we can be happy with the win. We did change our formation and we got the result thanks to a number of factors.

Were you nervous after the Tambov goal? 

We were afraid to concede again and then we would have had to score more which would have been hard. We were worried but we controlled the game until the very end.