Wilmar Barrios: "After a successful start in the Champions League, it was important that we win today"

The Colombian midfielder on the big win at the Gazprom Arena.
Wilmar Barrios: "After a successful start in the Champions League, it was important that we win today"

Wilmar, today was your second match in a week. How tough was it out there?

It doesn’t matter how tough it was, we were playing at home in front of our fans after a successful start in the Champions League, it was important that we win today. We’ve created a positive atmosphere in the team before the next game.

With such a scoreline, does it matter three goals were disallowed?

To score is always important and goals are always needed. It’s a shame when not every goal that ends up in the back of the net is not counted. But it’s good that in the second half we managed to keep pressuring them and build an advantage, this gives us confidence in ourselves and helped us close out the game.