Zubkov, Zenit captain: “In the VTB League playoff series with CSKA, we lost the balance that allowed us to be at the same level”

Basketball CaptainZenith » Andrei Zubkov In a conversation with , he summed up his team’s season.

In the 2023/24 season, Zenit won the Russian Cup and Super Cup and became bronze medalists of the VTB United League.

— How will you remember last season?

— First of all, of course, the victories in the Russian Cup and the Super Cup.

— The first stage of the regular season of the VTB United League was ambiguous for Zenit, the second was almost faultless. And in the end, the battle for bronze will take place in the playoffs. How would you rate it?

— The beginning turned out to be crumpled. We reached the top of the Cup and the Super Cup, then came down and started to climb again. We got carried away and in the second stage we lost, if I’m not mistaken, only one match. The playoffs also started confidently, but something went wrong in the semifinal series with CSKA. It seems to me that we have lost the balance that allowed us to be on the same level. As a result, in the same series with CSKA it was either “+20” or “-20”. It’s tough for the playoffs.

— Is there already an explanation for this “swing”?

– Honestly no. I’ve thought about it, but I can’t figure it out yet. We did everything the same, we trained, we prepared, but… I repeat, there is no answer yet. On the other hand, the season cannot be described as a failure. “He was heavy, but confident,” Zubkov told during the traditional end-of-season fan meeting.

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Source : MatchTV

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