Andre Villas-Boas lauded Zenit St Petersburg’s counter-attacking strategy after beating Valencia in the Champions League.

The Russians raced into a two-goal lead at Mestalla, only to be pegged back to 2-2 before Axel Witsel found a later winner.

“We gave up possession to Valencia as anticipated and, on the counter, scored three goals,” the Coach acknowledged, Marca reports.

“Today having the ball doesn’t mean much. We didn’t get it, but we developed a strategy that worked.”

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