Vasily Karasev: "Every day you learn something new"

The Head coach of Zenit, Vasily Karasev summed up the results of the match, in which Zenit at home, triumphed over Nizhny Novgorod with a score of 77-76.
Vasily Karasev: "Every day you learn something new"

- Well, we won, but the game has not leave the best feelings. I want to pay tribute to Nizhny. They are a very worthy opponent and fought us all the way, they played on the edge and gave it their all. We're after a good start for seven minutes we could not score and their were some loose balls and we started to make some mistakes in defense. Against this Nizhny got the game feeling, but it's good that we were able to turn the game. In terms of substitutions at the end it was entirely my fault, but as they say, you live and learn. Within 14 seconds we had an advantage of 7 points. We went into the ending and I made some changes as I wanted to avoid injuries, because in the end, everyone was tired, it was a third tough game in less than a week.

We're nearing the playoffs. Who would you like to see Zenit play against?

It is difficult to talk about the opponents. More important - it's what you learn every day and to do something new. We had a good game against CSKA Moscow and an excellent third quarter with Khimki and we saw some mistakes in Saratov, where we lost 15 points. Today we won, but the game to me was not the most beautiful, we won due to the fact that the Nizhny were tired. We must look back, think and talk. It's hard to play when so many players did not click.