The head coach of Zenit Sergei Semak spoke about the preparations for the match of the 2nd round of the group stage of the Champions League against Malmo.
– Why is Malmo dangerous?
– The team is quite experienced, scores a lot, there are good forwards Birmanchevic and homepage Colak, experienced players in the middle line. On the defensive, there is Ahmedhojic, and many European clubs are looking after him. In terms of quality, this is a very good team, one of the leaders in Swedish football. In the qualifying tournament they passed Ludogorets, Rangers. This speaks of the strength of the team. We have very difficult matches ahead of us.
– Does it press you that Zenit did not win eight matches in the Champions League?
– No, it doesn’t press. We prepare for each match separately, each game is a new story. We need to work harder, train harder for the results to be different.
The Zenit – Malmo match will take place on September 29 at the stadium in St. Petersburg and will start at 19.45 Moscow time.