Luciano Spalletti: “We showed character”

Zenit`s head coach answered questions on tv after the blue-white-light blue`s 5-2 victory over Sibir, ran over to the Zenit fan section, and spoke about the game at the post-match press conference.

– It was a tough match from the point of view of the intensity and strength that Sibir put into it, – said head coach Luciano Spalletti. – The match became especially difficult in the first minutes, when our opponent started our very well, and scored twice on us. But then we saw the character of a great club. Of a team that remained calm, didn`t show its nerves, and continued to play in the same way as when the score was 0:0. That`s the most important thing.

– Were the two goals in Zenit`s net in the starting minutes due to underestimating the opponent?

– I would pay more attention to the five goals that we scored. But if you want to analyze these two goals, you can come into our locker room. But I`m going to talk about the five goals we scored.

– Can we congratulate now with winning the championship? It seems like the difference in points is too large for anyone to catch Zenit now.

– No, we haven`t won the title yet. If we manage to win the championship, then we`ll be ready for your congratulations.