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Matvei Michkov: "We're really happy to start the new KHL season with a win"

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HC SKA forward Matvei Michkov:

- We're really happy that we started the new KHL season with a win, we move on.

- What are your impressions from your KHL debut?

- I feel great, I was happy to make my KHL debut in the very first match of the campaign. My teammates supported me well. Thank you to the management for showing faith in me and including me in the line-up.

- When you couldn't score clean through, what thoughts were going through your head?

- It was a shame that I didn't convert that opportunity, but the main thing is that the team won, even though it was a difficult game. I will work on using my chances.

- Are you disappointed that you didn't get an assist for SKA's winning goal?

- How can I be disappointed if the team won? It doesn't matter who scored and made the assists, the most important thing is that we won and earned the two points. We will forget this match and move on.

Matvei Michkov: "We're really happy to start the new KHL season with a win"

- When did you find out that you were going to play today?

- Yesterday. I didn't feel nervous, as I had already debuted for the senior SKA team at the Nikolai Puchkov Tournament. What is there to be afraid of? Everything is fine. I got used to the tempo after my second shift.

- Were you surprised to be playing with the first line for long periods of this match?

- Yes, thank you to the coaches for their trust. Hopefully, I didn't let them down.

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