Villarreal suffered a 1-0 defeat to Zenit in the first leg of their last-32 tie on Wednesday night, when a defensive mix-up allowed Pavel Pogrebniak the easiest of tap-ins for the Russian side.
Nihat, who had two of his side´s best efforts during the match, lamented both the defensive error that allowed Zenit to score and the state of the Petrovsky stadium pitch, but the Turkey international knows there is all still to play for in next week´s second leg at El Madrigal.
Copyright (c) PA Sport 2008, All Rights Reserved.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms