Vasily Karasev: “We made up 13 points from a team in the Euroleague, that means that we have potential”

The head coach for Zenit, Vasily Karasev was disappointed by the outcome of the match with UNIKS, explained the reason for the shaky play in the first half and for the mistakes in the end of the game
Vasily Karasev: “We made up 13 points from a team in the Euroleague, that means that we have potential”

— I came away with the impress that our team was scared of our opponent.. They are part of the Euroleague and they have experienced titled players on their team. I can’t find any other reason to explain our lackluster play in the first half. This is probably why we were real on the attack and didn’t attack the rim to follow up on our shots and probably why on defense we didn’t do a good job of executing our game plan.

After halftime the team came a bit more into their own, got back into the game. We were able to bring the deficit down as the game went on. I do want to praise the guys for the fact that they were up to make up 13 points against a strong Euroleague team. They were able to do that and that means that we have potential, but we just have to keep on working hard.