Andre Villas-Boas has called for his Zenit St Petersburg side not to compromise their own style in an attempt to shut down Bayer Leverkusen.
Zenit head to the BayArena on Wednesday looking to remain unbeaten in Champions League Group C, following victory in Benfica and a home draw against Monaco.
Leverkusen pose a new threat, focused on a high-energy pressing game in the final third, but Villas-Boas is eager not to modify his team's natural instincts too much in response.
"We want to have our own ideas....
Substitute Yannick Carrasco came closest to snatching victory as Monaco emerged from their trip to Zenit St Petersburg with a point after a 0-0 draw.
Carrasco saw his deflected 73rd-minute effort come back off the post on a night when the two clubs, who had both opened their Champions League Group C campaigns with victories, could not be separated at the Petrovski Stadium.
The visitors started in determined fashion and pinned their hosts back deep inside their own half during the early exchanges.