Vasily Karasev: «Physical preparation is going to be key»

Zenit's head trainer, Vasily Karasev, confessed that in the round of 32 match against Strasbourg, the physical fitness of the players is going to be a major factor.
Vasily Karasev: «Physical preparation is going to be key»

— The main thing is how the guys do what we ask of them. Unlike Strasbourg, who has a very deep bench that allows them to make a lot of substitutes, injuries are still haunting us. Gordeev and Hodge missed a few practices and after the break they aren't going to be in the best condition. Keeping these factors in mind, I believe that their physical preparation will play a key role.