Bulykin ready to make impact

May 14, 2004
By Gennady Fyodorov
Dynamo Moscow striker Dmitry Bulykin used to have a reputation as a talented under-achiever, described as lazy and unpredictable by his own coach.

But Bulykin, 24, credits coach Viktor Prokopenko for helping turn around his career.

'In the past, we used to have long talks and the coach basically told me to take a hard look at myself and decide what I want to do with my future,' said the big striker, who stands 1.93 metres tall and weighs more than 85 kg.

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