Mikhail Kerzhakov: “It will be nice to feel the support of the fans at the match with Schalke”

The Zenit 'keeper on the upcoming game with Schalke 04.
Mikhail Kerzhakov: “It will be nice to feel the support of the fans at the match with Schalke”
Will there be a lot of preparation for the game with Schalke or as it's a friendly will it be more relaxed? 

For a friendly match it's not as necessary, but let Sergey Semak answer that question. We will train as usual and I think nothing special will happen. We are preparing as usual.

Did you watch yesterday's Russia match? 

To be honest, after 0-2 I switched to the match between Croatia and Spain, so I can’t really say anything about the game. 

Have you watched Schalke play this season? Can you name any of their players?

I sometimes watch Bundesliga highlights and when Lokomotiv played against Schalke. As far as I understand they're having a bad time in the league. Regarding their players, I can't single out anyone, but they have a balanced line in attack.

Will Sunday's match be a test for Zenit, as Schalke are a UEFA Champions League team? 

They play in the Champions League and we are in the Europa League, so we have slightly different levels. We are looking forward to a friendly match. I hope that many fans will come on Sunday, no fewer than at the game with Kairat. It will be nice to feel their support. I hope it will be a good game.

Friendly matches aren't usually played during the international break, is this a useful thing?

For players who aren't playing a lot, this could be very useful. Plus, we play in such a wonderful arena, so it's great.