Vasily Karasev: "There was a possibility to use defence better"

The Zenit Head coach, Vasily Karasev summarized the result of the meeting against UNICS, which Zenit lost 93:94. Karasev also shared details about injuries and Pushkov & Tulsona.
Vasily Karasev: "There was a possibility to use defence better"

In the second half we played badly, especially those palyers against Langford. He scored too many points, playing one on one, with no combinations. We were beaten, in fact by two people, Colom and Langford, exclusively due to individual skills. We all understand that this is the level of the Euroleague players, although in general I am happy with the game.

What was the main reason for the defeat, was there a problem with the rotation in the second half or was the game decided at the end of the fourth quarter?

It's all interconnected. When there is rotation, people overlook the recent action. To play against Langford, you need to give it a lot of effort. While all did their job, we were 18 points ahead. But once again, Pushkov's aggressive defense is also enough. We could and should have defender better. We had something to build on. But this is life and its a game, we will try again next match.

When can we expect the return of Pushkov and Tulson?

Tulson has a foot injury, he's going to St. Petersburg to have an MRI. We hope that he will be ready for the home game. Pushkov can also look forward to this game.