- August 31, 2012
The CSKA Moscow striker Ahmed Musa has said that that he wants to emulate the success of the Ivory Coast international Seydou Doumbia, who is one of the recognised strikers in Russia.
The 24-year-old Ivory Coast international Seydou Doumbia has been linked with some of the best clubs in the world like Barcelona and Chelsea. The Russian club recently secured the services of the 19-year-old striker Ahmed Musa, who plays for the Nigerian country. However, having held from the same continent, Ahmed Musa is keen to emulate the success of the Ivory Coast international.
He said the desire to overtake the Ivory Coast international after scoring his first goal for the club. CSKA Moscow recently secured a 3-0 win over Samara to keep in touch with the leaders. Ahmed Musa scored the third goal for the Russian club in the match. This may be the first goal scored by the player, but he has already been influential for the team. He recently set up the winning goal for CSKA Moscow in the match against Swedish side AIK in the Europa league play-offs. This helped the Russian club win the match 1-0 and has put them in a strong position to qualify for the group stages of the Europa league.
“I was very happy to score my season’s first goal. I hope I will be able to score many more goals this season and win the title with CSKA. I’m not yet a top-class scorer like my teammate Seydou Doumbia, who was top scorer in the Russian league last season, but I’m doing my best to become like him. We have won 3-0 our two last matches in the Russian league and grabbed an away win in the Europa League. We are now on the rise after a rocky start to the new season. I believe we can win the Russian title if we continue playing this way,” said 19-year-old Musa.
- May 21, 2012
Former Manchester United winger Zoran Tosic has said that Spartak Moscow is his most favourite enemy. CSKA Moscow continued their impressive run in the table after winning against Spartak Moscow recently. The 2-1 win over their rivals has helped CSKA Moscow to move into the third position in the table.
Zoran Tosic has said that the players should be looking at the prospect of continuing their run in order to win the league title this season. He also said that Spartak Moscow are his favourite team to play against. The Serbian winger scored the two goals in a match for CSKA Moscow, as they helped themselves to yet more three points.
Zoran Tosic also said that David Beckham is a huge influence on his career after he learned a lot in football from the former Manchester United midfielder while he was at Old Trafford. Zoran Tosic spent a few years at Old Trafford, but had to ultimately leave the club recently in order to get first team football. He has been getting exactly that at CSKA Moscow. Even though he has played in many derbies during his career, the winger has said that there is an extra motivation within him when it comes to the matches against Spartak Moscow.
“Derby against Spartak has always been special for me. I know how important they are for all people in the club, for the fans and the entire team. So, that gives you an extra motivation. I think Spartak are my favourite enemy. Now the mood has changed and we are confident in our abilities. We are still in the race for second place. It is our goal, we want the Champions League. Now, it seems easier than it was a few games ago. But the next two games are crucial for us,” said Tosic.
- December 13, 2011
CSKA Moscow last out badly in their plans to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League. They suffered a 2-0 loss at the hands of French team Lille, although it would have been extremely hard for CSKA Moscow to get anything from the match in the first place.
This is because they were missing a number of key players like Zoran Tosic and their top scorer Seydou Doumbia. While Zoran Tosic was injured, Seydou Doumbia missed the match after being suspended for a red card. Russian teams have not been doing well on the Champions League this season, and the 2-0 defeat is no surprise at this stage of the competition.
Due to the significant number of first-team players missing from the action, CSKA Moscow struggled to make any impact on the match, despite being at home. Hence, it was not surprising to know that Lille dominated the Russian team for most of the match. Their first major chance came in the 20th minute, but Moscow did enough to prevent the French team from taking the lead. However, they could not do anything about the penalty they conceded in the 39th minute, which was then converted by Franck Beria.
Eden Hazard and Joe Cole has been in excellent form for Lille this season in very much the same way Zoran Tosic has been for CSKA Moscow. They two combined to produce a magical performance, which led to the second goal 15 min later. “It’s a fair defeat. Injury problems didn’t allow us to show our best football. As soon as our players are getting a bit better and they have to go out on the pitch right away. Of course, it was a huge setback in a game against such skillful opponents as Lille,” Leonid Slutsky, CSKA coach, said.