Vasily Karasev: “We always feel the support of the fans”

Zenit’ head trainer, Vaily Karasev spoke about the next opponent in the Eurocup — the Turkish Beshiktash, and underscored the fact that the fans support helps even during away matches.
Vasily Karasev: “We always feel the support of the fans”

— Tomorrow we will have our first home match in the Eurocup with Beshiktash. This is technically a home match but for one reason or another we will have to play it in Kazan and not here. We have had time to acclimate and get used to the conditions, but we would definitely prefer to fly to St. Petersburg and play in front of our fans.

But even under these conditions we still feel the support of our fans. We know that they are still rooting for us and this helps us play stronger and harder.

As for our opponent, Beshiktash has continued to become stronger even since the start of this season. So it’s tough to say how they will play against us since most of their games so far gave been against Turkish teams who play a little differently. So we’ll only get to see how they play tomorrow, but I don’t think that they have come together as a team yet, but we can’t let that influence our own preparations. Our team is very experienced has excellent technical skill and is very strong so I think it will be a good matchup.