You’ve started the season in incredible form and are scoring a lot, something you’ve been waiting for. What changed in your game?
I’ve said this many times, nothing has changed. I started scoring from game week one and that’s given me confidence. I always say that there are a lot of matches ahead of us. I’m glad that I’ve scored some goals and I will try to continue and help the team score more. I have to think about only the next game, right now it’s the match with Lokomotiv and it’s very important to get three points at home.
On the subject of Lokomotiv. What can you say about them as a team, what do you expect in a match against them?
It will be a very tough match, Lokomotiv are a quality team with a lot of good players. Last season we won at home and away was a very difficult and even game, in the end we managed to take the three points and that was very important. Now we are ready for what will be a difficult match. We have to give our best to get the three points.
Last season you and Ivan Sergeev took turns playing up front, now sometimes you are playing together. How do you get on, on and off the pitch?
Last season it was like this, this season it’s a little different. We play together on the pitch and we are good at it. The most important thing is that we both score. This is the most important thing, to continue to score goals and get points, and help the team. My communication with him and with all my teammates is very good. Zenit only has professional players so it’s easy to communicate and interact both on and off the pitch. The most important thing is that everyone continues to contribute to the common cause.