Republic of Ireland winger Aiden McGeady has been asking his new colleagues at Spartak Moscow for advice before his national team square off against Russia in the Euro 2012 qualifiers at the beginning of October.
McGeady questioned his new room mate Sergei Parshivlyuk for some tips before facing the Russian defenders in Dublin.
"Aiden questioned me about who plays in my position for the national side but I refused to give away our secrets," Parshivlyuk told Championat.
Spartak are preparing for their first home UEFA Champions League game against Slovakian side MSK Zilina but had a domestic set back at the weekend drawing with relegation threatened Amkar Perm. McGeady scored his first goal for Spartak to level the game at 2-2 after a cross ricocheted off him into the net.
"I am happy to score my first goal but upset we didn't win," said McGeady.
"It was funny to score with my belly, I have never scored like that before. I am hungry for more after a long break from football at the start of the season and hope to reach the top of my game soon."
Coach Valery Karpin will be looking to eradicate defensive errors after he saw Amkar score with the only shots they had during the game.
"We need to improve defensively, Amkar produced two shots on goal and scored twice that's unacceptable but I believe we can win on Tuesday," said the Spartak boss.