‘Valencia have to impose their identity’

Nuno Santo wants to see his Valencia side stamp their authority on Zenit St Petersburg when meeting in the Champions League.

Los Che go to Russia on Tuesday with Zenit not having lost in the competition thus far, Brazil international Hulk proving particularly dangerous.

“We have to counteract Hulk as a team, annul him as a group, with balance and organisation,” Nuno said, AS reports, when asked about the in-form forward.

“Zenit’s approach is clear. They have their own style, as we saw at Mestalla. They also won at Lyon using the same model.

“However, we have to have our own identity and try to impose it, that is, to go for the goal.

“We know the difficulty of the Russian climate. We have to be prepared to fight.”

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