"The game against Zenit is going to be extremely tough. It's always tricky to travel to Russia. There's a lot of travelling involved".
"Apart from that, there's always a big atmosphere is in Russia. And there's the difference in the conditions to manage, too".
"This is probably the best Zenit side for a few seasons. They're very strong".
"Our aim is clear: to take the points, and hopefully make it through to the knockout stages of the Champions League".
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