Roberto Mancini: "Today was a good match and I'm pleased"
The Zenit boss on the game with Slovakian Champions and the upcoming clash with Celtic.
Today was a good match and I'm pleased. As for the game with Celtic, I think it's still too early to talk about it, there are still almost two more weeks and we have time to prepare and we will prepare. We need to give the squad more playing time and make adjustments to the team in the course of the friendly matches. I believe that we are moving in the right direction.
In Dubai Zenit were scoring four or five goals in each match, of course, this depended on the quality of the opposition, but today we didn't see any goals. Does this upset you or is it not important?
No, I think that everything is fine, I do not care much about this. The main thing is that we save the goals for the match with Celtic, that's more important than scoring four or five goals in friendly matches.
Today Slovan changed to their second kit at half-time, have you seen something like this before?
Yes, I remember this happening before but can't say when. Perhaps the mistake was made from the very beginning when the teams came out in very similar kits, but it happens.
Next up is Red Star Belgrade, are any of the teams you'll be facing similar to Celtic?
I would not compare Slovan nor Red Star with Celtic. In Scotland it will be a completely different game and a completely different opponent, but we are slowly preparing and we're happy with the opponents we have while here.