General Director of “Khimki” Pavel Astakhov told about why the club did not invite Andrei Vorontsevich.
— You also joined the defender of “Zenit” Evgeny Voronov. Long spoke with him? And why the choice fell on the 34-year-old Russian?
In professional sports, of course, often look at your passport, but often it is not determinative. We all saw last season, he played for the St. Petersburg club, he was not just a captain and a team leader at least for fighting qualities, he leads the way along. In General, after an analysis we Rimas decided to invite him, because such men as he, units. He is a Mature, experienced person. We are confident that it will only benefit our team.
— Andrey Vorontsevich, out, a free agent now. Don’t think about his acquisition?
— If the position of Evgeny Voronov needed a wagon that can keep opponents on the position of Andrey Vorontsevich we have Sergey Monya and Jonas Zherebko, and Janis Timm can play there. So this position is completely closed.
Vorontsevich many years played for CSKA. This summer, the player ended the contract with the army club.