Anatoly Davydov: “I`m satisfied with my players”

The head coach of Zenit`s youth team spoke about how the preseason in Turkey is going.

– The team had a lesser workload after playing another friendly match yesterday, – said Anatoly Davydov. – The guys played tennis-ball on the beach, and they had the evening off. Today there was a light rain the morning and we weren`t allowed to play on the grass field, so we had to practice in the sand. We were supposed to have a practice in the evening, but we weren`t given the field again, even though it`s not raining. I don`t understand that decision. Tomorrow we have two matches – against the Kazakhstan club Taraz and Olympia from Moldova.

– What`s your impression of the young players who`ve joined the team?
– I`m satisfied with our players. Yesterday we had a free evening, and we watch the players born in 1993 play against the local team. They looked good, and made a positive impression on us. It`s obvious that they boys are trying hard, and want to improve. They feel that they`ve reached a new level, that they`ve improved their physical condition and that they can fight for a place in Zenit`s youth squad soon.