The fact that Zenit played a little tense in the first half affected the quality of the game. This was stated by the team’s head coach, Sergei Semak, after the match against Lokomotiv (3:1) in the 27th week of the Russian Premier League (RPL).
st. Petersburg team agreed already in the fourth minute of the meeting after an error of goalkeeper Mikhail Kerzhakov. But Zenit managed to change the course of the meeting and achieved the desired result for themselves.
“The game was tough. There was tension in the first half. But we created good positions and we managed to pick it up. In the second half it was redone, the tension was gone. I am happy that we increased the lead and escaped a tense ending. Congratulations to the whole city on the victory!” Semak said the following in his post-match interview:
Famous Russian TV presenter Dmitry Guberniev commented on the fourth Zenit championship in a row. According to him, the reason for the victory of the team from the banks of the Neva is a quality game.
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