"We are playing against a very strong team with a strong home ground. Zenith is in a very good shape at the moment; they started in Eurocup with a win and are unbeaten in the league. We want to be competitive and in order to achieve this we have to stay focused on the defense and be patient on theoffense. The objective is to be in the game until the end. Eurocup is a high level competition and this means that all the games will be difficult", were the words of the experienced coach.
Dedas said: "The truth is that the tradition we have in Russia, at least in recent years, is not in our favor. The game against Zenith will be as difficult as the previous ones. We play against a team who is in great form, has a high scoring average and that’s something we should look into if we want to take something good from this game. Our effort should start from the defense in order to find the confidence needed to attack, against a team with very good shooters who even more dangerous playing at home. "