Vasily Karasev: "This is good stress for us"

Zenit head coach Vasily Karasev on the result of the match against CSKA Moscow.
Vasily Karasev: "This is good stress for us"

I'm absolutely not satisfied with the game. When you come to CSKA you need a full strength team and be ready 100%. We were without two top players, we quickly had to change tactics, it was very difficult to prepare. We had virtually no one to play as power forward or centre. At the same time, some of our players were afraid to play against a team like CSKA, they looked like afraid, such things are unacceptable. In any case, it is good stress for us, because the team need to learn to withstand shocks. You cannot win when you miss basic shots or when your point guard cannot deal with an opponent one to one.

When will Karasev and Timma be back?

We hope that Janis will be ready to face Nizhny Novgorod and Sergei should be back by 8 November, he's going to Finland for a medical examination.