Daler Kuzayev: "Before going on the pitch, Mancini told me score"

The blue-white-sky blue midfielder on the win in Khabarovsk.
Далер Кузяев: «Перед выходом на поле Манчини попросил постараться отличиться»
Daler, how was it playing after such a long flight? 

It wasn't that difficult. It was a little strange that we arrived at 4am local time and the time difference was a bit unusual for us. In general, we did ok after the flight. 

You scored your first goal after just seven minutes of coming on. How do you feel? 

I was in a good position and decided to strike and I scored. Of course I am very pleased. 

Mancini told you that should shoot from distance? 

No, but the goal was just in front of me, before I came on he asked me to try to score a goal. 

Mancini said at a press conference that he knew you would score. 

Yes, he told me that I would.

How much did you know SKA? 

SKA-Khabarovsk were a very strong opponent, I think they will give all the teams trouble at home. The flight too is a factor, so I think the team from Khabarovsk won't gift anyone points. 

Have you seen how the other team started the championship? 

Oh sure. Yesterday CSKA beat Anzhi so we had to score points too.