Bruno Alves: “We got the job done in the second half”

The Zenit fullback shared his impressions from the match with Amkar and explained why the team was only able to score in the second half.

– It was a tough game, but only in the first half, – said Bruno. – But when Amkar lost a man, the game changed. We had more chances to score. Our victory in this match was really important to us, and I`m happy that we got the result we needed.

– Did the match become easier after Amkar`s first red card?

– Not by much. We had to focus on the fact that Amkar could hurt us on counterattacks at any time. Overall, of course, it`s a lot easier to play against ten men then against eleven.

– Why was Zenit only able to score in the second half?

– I don`t know. Those things happen in football. In the first half our opponent was defensive-minded, and we had chances to score, but didn`t take advantage of them. It`s good that we scored in the second half.