FC Zenit St.Petersburg head coach Sergei Semak spoke about the winter transfer campaign and newcomers to the club.
“With Sardar Azmoun, the competition in Zenit has increased. “I have always said that if we have the opportunity to take a stronger player for a particular position, we will try to take advantage of this. I believe that Azmun has everything to play for Zenit”, Zenit official website cites the specialist.
Also, the head coach of Fc Zenit said that he knows the Iranian Turkmen very well as a player and he has no doubt that he will help Zenit to win the Russian championships trophy.
Semak under the guidance of Berdiyev in FC Rubin
About winter transfers
Zenit competes to win the champion title in the Russian Premier League, the winter transfers should help to make a small step forward. Semak believes that it is need one transfer more to deal with problems that exist in the team as of now.
(A transfer window is a period during which football clubs can buy in foreign players or loan out players to other clubs. There are two annual transfer periods in the Russian Premier League – winter and summer.)
“With Sardar Azmoun, Yaroslav Rakitsky and Vilmar Barrios, who is one of the best forwards in the Russian Premier League, definitely, the competition in Zenit would increase and there will be players who would be among the strongest in the Russian championships,” Zenit head coach said.
We would remind you that on February 1, “blue-white-blue” officially announced a transfer of Azmoun from Rubin, Kazan, under the contract for 3.5 years to be Zenit’s forward number 7.
Earlier, it was also announced that Zenit had included Sardar in the list of players to UEFA. St. Petersburg Zenit will meet with the Turkish Fenerbahce in the 1/16 finals of the UEFA Europa League. The first match will be held on February 12 in Istanbul and, the response – on February 21, at Gazprom Arena.
During five and a half seasons in Russia, the forward performed in 154 matches and scored 42 goals. In addition, Azmoun as a member of national team of Iran played 46 games and scored 28 goals.