Vasily Karasev: "We have a tough game ahead"

On the even of the away game with Astana in the VTB United League, Zenit's coach confessed that it's going to be tough after a long flight to the capital of Kazakhstan.
Vasily Karasev: "We have a tough game ahead"

— We've got a long flight ahead, and keeping in mind the time difference (+3 hours), we made the decision to fly in on the day of the match — a lot is going to depend on the how the guys can recover before the game. Plus, the match is going to be in the day — at an unusual time for us and of course this will be one of the factors.

We understand that our opponent plays really well at home, moreover Astan has become even stronger in this new season, acquiring Timur Sultanov, for example, a player who also starts for the Kazakhstan national team. So we are expecting a tough game.