Orlov said that he did not like the game of Zenit in a victorious match with Malmo

Commentator Gennady Orlov, in an interview with Sport24 correspondent Vladimir Kolos, expressed his opinion about the game of Zenit in the Champions League group stage match with Malmö (4:0).

Orlov said that he did not like the game Zenith in a victorious match with Malmo

Commentator Gennady Orlov, in an interview with Sport24 correspondent Vladimir Kolos, expressed his opinion about the game of Zenit in the Champions League group stage match with Malmö (4:0).

– Zenit beat Malmö 4-0. In terms of results, it's great. And from the point of view of the game, did everything suit you?

– Of course not. After a goal was scored, for some reason they stepped back, trying to slow down the pace. I can't understand. At home, of course, it is necessary to put pressure. Especially a team like Malmö. After all, all the teams that play at home put pressure on the entire 90 minutes, trying to keep up the pace and score as many goals as possible. And Zenit stopped. And the opponent had a good moment. It's good that they hit above the gate. And he could have hit the goal, and the game would have leveled off.

Zenith is not confident in their abilities. I understand that there are all sorts of indirect reasons. And the state before the game: have never won recently. But you have to be true to yourself. Here after the break is another matter. When Rakitskiy made an assist, being five to seven meters from the bar on the right flank. It is clear that we have moved forward. Well, well done, of course, Daler Kuzyaev. His contribution was huge yesterday. From the first minute, he walked between the lines, connected both on the left and on the right. Was easy. Not only did he score a goal, but he also knocked out a player. It was he who overtook the opponent, outplayed him. And then the hand, removal. Therefore, there were heroes. But Zenit has big problems before the Champions League game. And we need to work on this. But they are doing it.

– Should the current Zenit set modest goals – to bypass Malmö and reach the Europa League? Or is this team capable of taking on Juventus and Chelsea?

“Of course not ready. How many mistakes in defense! But you have to play. Each match is a new page. Juventus may not play against Zenit the way they played against Chelsea. But you have to play by yourself and proceed from your game.

And if we talk about the readiness of the team… Well, how can Zenit be compared with Chelsea and Juventus in terms of staffing, in terms of movement? Dziuba, for example, after the 60th minute can no longer. Serdar Azmun came out. Well, he is also somehow unhealthy, or even after an injury. And how many mistakes does Sutormin make in defense! How many ball losses. But he counterbalanced that with his goal. But they can be punished for it. At this level, any mistake can be punished. Each. Any player.