Positive debut for Estonia U-21 in Kubok Sodružestva the CSI commonwealth cup.
Estonia U-21 drew 2-2 with Tajikistan, however a lot of regrets for the Reim's XI as the 2-2 goal from the Tajiki side came in extra time.
Goals by Nõmme Kalju Robert Kirss and Reading FC Bogdan Vaśtchuk.
Some words from Martin Reim:
''We only met yesterday on the train, even at the time was not familiar. But, on the whole, I am satisfied with today's game.''
Reim also answered a question about the Estonian style of play which quite surprised the observers, used to Estonia sitting back in defence. He added it's the new Estonian FA mentality, ball possession and build-up.
And some from the Tajiki coach, who reveals their players were going around in St.Petersburg hotel in short sleeve, as if they were in Tajikistan:
''The first game is always special and complicated. Guys have not teamwork yet. Our situation was exacerbated by the fact that almost half of team suffered from flu just before the game: someone played today with the temperature , while others stayed at the hotel to be treated.''
Estonia U-21 starting XI: Tamme, Elhi (Kukebal 46'), Avilov, Mets, Pikk (Aloe 46'), Lepistu (c), Raudsepp (Tekko 84'), Gussev (Välja 84'), Uustal (Kauber 46') , Kirss (Vaśtchuk 69'), Martinov (Marin 69')