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Looking forward to CL debut against Lyon, Zenit boss, Sergei Semak, stated: "Driussi is available. Everyone's game, except for Malcolm. We hope that he will be back to first team training soon. The experience upper-hand? It is impossible to use this completely. Everyone has to start somewhere, and I don’t think there are many pros or cons about being a debutant or not. Their team is good, young and are playing at home. Everyone wants to win their home games.
I'm always glad to get back to France. As for Lyon, they've only played a few matches so far, so it's too early to talk about this. I think, Lyon will only go up the French table. As I was saying, they are a very young team, and they brought in several players, someone for lots of money. There are some experienced players who have done well in recent years. They are a well-balanced team, with great potential.
For long-range strikes, first of all, you need players who can shot from distance, and Lyon do have those players. We need to allow as few shots on goal as possible. There is a chance Karavaev starts instead of Smolnikov, after having been called up by Russia. They are two good players in one position and competition is good. Karavaev needs to adapt to the team and learn our game. The better player will play. Both have their own pros and cons".