The 2018 World Cup hosts Russia were held to a 1-1 draw by Turkey in a friendly match at the VEB Arena in Moscow on Tuesday after suffering the 1-0 loss against Austria last week.

"We managed to link well going forward and during the first half-time we played well in attack, but our final ball was lacking. However, we were much improved from the game against Austria. We were preparing for the way [the Turks] would put our defense under pressure," Golovin told journalists.

Golovin added that both friendlies with Turkey and Austria were very useful for the team and helped to eliminate some mistakes they made in attack regarding their positioning.

"It is clear that everyone is looking forward to the World Cup, but today we were only thinking about our opponents. After some rest, we will train for the next game [with Saudi Arabia]," Golovin said.

The World Cup will be held in 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15. Russia will play Saudi Arabia in the opening match at the Luzhniki Stadium, while the two countries are joined in Group A by Egypt and Uruguay.