Branislav Ivanovic: "We played well in defence today”
The Zenit captain on the win in Moscow.
When a team are down to 10 men they take more risks and they made one good chance. Overall I think we played well in defence today.
How would you rate the game overall?
Yes, it was tough. Dynamo are one of our main rivals and today they pressed us high, which created some problems for us. But we dealt with that. I'm very pleased with the three points and we go on.
Can you comment on the two goals?
I think Dzyuba took his goal very cooley, he looked at and played a one-two with Azmoun and that goal did a lot for us. We tried to score more in order to secure the game. It happened a bit late, but still everyone is happy.
Did Malcom coming on spur you forward?
Oh yeah! I think he is a very good player, we can all see how he plays with the ball, he has a great sense of the game. He needs some time and he has to train more with the team. It's only a matter of time before he scores, but the first two or three months is always difficult for a new player, but he has the support of the whole team.
You went forward several times yourself?
I had the opportunity to get out of defence and there was space that I could use.