Vasily Karasev: " We are not euphoric after the quater-finals"
The Zenit Head coach, Vasily Karasev told us what we can expect from the first semi-final in the history of the blue-white-sky blues in the VTB United League against UNICS Kazan.
This season we're playing to a new level. Of course, playing with teams like UNICS and Locomotiv in the course of the regular season then forcing the fight with CSKA and winning a tough series with Avtodor, we've discover something new in ourselves and got some experience. Players have added to their ability and it's helped their confidence. UNICS deservedly took second place. This season Kazan have played at a high level, plus they will have the home court advantage. We, in turn, really tried hard to take third place in the regular season, and we did well in this situation with all our injuries. Well, after the series with Avtodor there's been a break and the boys are fresh and fit and relax their minds. It is believed that a long break can play be a cruel joke with the team, but I am not inclined to think so. Especially because UNICS finished their series at the same time and so we are in equal conditions. We are not euphoric after the quaterfinals, no, we are preparing quietly and we will try to show our best basketball.