"Congratulations to Zenit. We tried to make some changes in the roster because we lost one of the players before the game, and today during the game we lost two more. We had a very difficult schedule, all day yesterday we spent on the road. But I will not make excuses, today Zenit was really better that us, they wanted to win more than we did, and they were better us in all game components. I know very well the coaches and players of Zenit from the days of Triumph. This is a good team that focuses on the development of Russian players. This is not always appreciated at its true worth, but it is actually very important. Therefore, I wish them good luck and success in this difficult group."