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Nail Yakupov: "I have positive emotions from being in Nizhnekamsk"

NeftekhimikNail YakupovNeftekhimik - SKA - 200219
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- How do you feel in Nizhnekamsk?

- I love this city. I was born and raised here, and I have plenty of warm memories from being here. However, as a result of arriving here late yesterday, I didn't have the chance to see everyone. This is a part of our profession. I didn't expect my father to take so many guests to the match today, I also had a lot of friends in the stands. I only have positive emotions from being here.

- What did your father say after the match?

- He was hoping to win. After losing at home to these opponents, we needed to turn the tables on them, and we achieved our goal of winning.

- You are SKA's top scorer in the 2018/2019 KHL regular season.

- There is one game to go. I don't want to stop creating opportunities and scoring goals.

- Was killing a penalty before making it 2:0 the key today?

- Unfortunately, we have been taking too many penalties recently, and it was really tough. The guys blocked pucks with their bodies and killed those two minutes. If they would have scored on that powerplay, it could have been a different match.

- Did you like Neftekhimik's performance?

- I didn't watch how they were playing. I remember how they recovered from being 0:2 down in Saint Petersburg to win. It was a difficult game, but we managed to win.

- Igor Shestyorkin set a SKA record for KHL shutouts.

- On the bench, we all said that we need to help him register a shutout. When Igor is in a good mood, he will help us win.

Nail Yakupov: "I have positive emotions from being in Nizhnekamsk"

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