Moscow - Reigning champions CSKA Moscow's Ivorian striker
Lacina Traore said Monday he was disappointed at failing to score in the
Russian Premier League campaign-opening match at Anzhi Makhachkala at the
"I'm sad and disappointed," the lanky forward, who
joined CSKA on loan from Monaco last month, told CSKA TV channel.
"The match at Makhachkala was a special event for me as
I really wanted to score in my first league match for CSKA against my former
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The 25-year-old striker, nicknamed the "Gentle
Giant" because of his two-metre frame, had two clear chances in Saturday's
match but failed to find the net as one of his efforts was parried by Anzhi
'keeper Alexander Belenov, while the second shot hit the woodwork.
"No success can be achieved in football without
luck," Traore added.
"Unfortunately I wasn't lucky enough to score at
Traore has won 10 caps and scored four goals for Ivory
Coast. He played in the Russian league with Kuban Krasnodar in 2011-12 and
Anzhi Makhachkala in 2012-13 scoring 31 goals in 67 matches for both clubs.For
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