– We expected a match like that from AEK. We knew that we had to put pressure on them, – said the Zenit forward. – That`s what we tried to do. It seems like we were successful. Although we could have scored a lot more goals then we had on the board in the end.
– Zenit was ahead by two goals, and had a 1-man advantage. What did the coach say at halftime?
– Usually we start to relax when we have such a big lead. But the opponent makes us pay for that. And it happened again today when we were ahead 4:1, then made a mistake. In the end it wasn`t such a blowout. But there`s no need to think about that. We are all alone at the top of our group, and we should make it to the spring stages no matter what.