It was a tough game as we expected. The players returning from international duty have all come back in different conditions. We needed to score those good chances that we had in the second half, then we could have taken the three points. We have a packed fixture list, but we will recover and go on to the next match.
Why did you change to three central defenders at half time? Why did Karavaev go off?
Karavaev was injured and we changed as we didn’t have a like-for-like replacement at right-back.
Will Lovren stay as Zenit captain until the end of the year?
We'll see. We won the last game and he had a good match. Why change it?
Do you agree with the penalty and Rakitskiy’s sending off? What do you think of Karasev's performance?
Regards refereeing, it's all or nothing, so I will not discuss this subject. There are enough people around who are happy to discuss this.
Were you surprised that the incident in the Akhmat penalty area wasn’t called back by VAR for a penalty?
Again this is a question about the refereeing, so I will not say anything, either about the ref or about VAR. I would not like to talk about refereeing at all.