Roberto Mancini: "It's important to get out of the group in first place"
The Zenit manager on the win over Rosenborg in the UEFA Europa League.
It is important to understand that the team that played today is Zenit.
After three games you've scored 9 points and have almost guaranteed getting to the playoffs. Will there be team rotation in the next games or will the team always aim to win?
It is important for us first of all that we are in first place in the group. It has been a great success, considering that before the start of the tournament we were considered the third team in the group. Rosenborg and Real Sociedad are strong teams. The Norwegians recently played in the Champions League and we have achieved a great win. It's important to get out of the group in first place, I am not thinking about team rotation.
Rigoni scored a hat-trick. Are you happy with such a personal performance or is it important that goals are scored by different players?
You know the main thing is to score goals. It does not matter who. If Rigoni got a hat-trick, or if Rigoni, Kokorin and Poloz scored one each.
Let me express my admiration with your choice of starting line-up, you have shown us that the Russian President doesn't pick your team. Why did you say the opposite thing yesterday? Did you want to confuse the Norwegians?
We are still a Russian club and we must respect Russian football and promote it. We must also work on this of course.