Alexander Yerokhin: “When I played in Istanbul, the atmosphere was very hot”
The Zenit midfielder on the upcoming Europa League game in Turkey.
Fenerbahce are a good team, regardless of where they are in their championship. We're now in the Europa League knockout stages and any of the teams in it can play well in a single match. But we have time to prepare well.
Do you follow the Turkish league?
Basically, I follow Turkish clubs in Europe and we looked at them before the international game, so we have some information.
Are you looking forward to playing against Neustedter?
We will be glad to see him, but this will not affect how we play during the match.
You have already played against Fenerbahce when you were at Sheriff. How was it? Is playing in Turkey really as hard as they say?
Yes, I played with them and the away match just coincided with Roberto Carlos' last game so there was a crowded stadium and so the atmosphere was very hot. It really is unique.
How hard will it be to resume the season with this game?
I think that the teams will be on an equal footing. In Turkey, the championship also ends at the end of December, so our preparation will be about the same in time.