FC Utrecht manager Erik Ten Hag spoke in his press conference ahead of Thursday’s Europa League playoff match against Zenit Saint Petersburg.

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Ten Hag stated that he feels the Russian opponents provide a massive challenge for FC Utrecht.

He said, ”You always hope that for a European match that you can name your strongest team as that enhances your possibilities.

”I watched Zenit St Petersburg 5-1 win in the Russian league against Spartak Moscow it was very impressive. Zenit Saint Petersburg are a big club with many good players. The club has many facets that belong to top European football. But we definately have a chance tomorrow.

”A 0-0 draw tomorrow as in the home match against Lech Poznan would provide us with perspective going into the second leg in Russia.”

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