Zenit St. Petersburg striker Danny says his team will dictate what happens in their Champions League clash with Malaga.
The Russians need nothing less than a win from Wednesday’s game if they are to hold any hopes of qualifying for the next round, and Portuguese international Danny is aware their fate lies in their own hands.
“Malaga have a great squad but we are playing at home and it is us who will dictate things here because we need all three points,” he told a Press conference.
The 29-year-old, who has hardly figured this season due to injury, commented on Los Blanquiazules’ boss Manuel Pellegrini’s decision to leave Joaquin Sanchez and Javier Saviola, two key members of his squad, at home.
“Although they have not brought two good players Malaga have other big players who are here. For us, we need to win the next two games and tomorrow’s is the first. If we win them both then we’ll go through along with Malaga.
“It all depends on us. We are confident and I’m convinced we’ll do it and be in the following round. There is no extra pressure as there will be 21,000 people behind us, but we’ll be prepared for a Malaga that will be a little more defensive.
“We’ve already played other tough games and the pressure is always good for us.”