Arshavin told why Zenit has problems in the Champions League

Semak’s wards again failed in the Champions League.

FC Zenit, Andrey Arshavin

Former player of the Russian national team Andrei Arshavin called the reasons for Zenit’s failure in the European arena. For the second year in a row, Zenit is the last in the group stage of the Champions League.

“In the Champions League, the opponents are more serious and skilled. If we return to the game against Spartak, then Dziuba simply approached Maslov in the first half and won almost the entire fight. Without hesitation, they walked diagonals from Lovren, Sutormin. And if you approach defenders in the Champions League, then it’s not so easy to win there.

In the Champions League, injuries, covid stories were superimposed, Zenit was not always in full force. It was hard, Zenit played the most, flew the most. But this is all in pursuit. The team needs to show a different level of dedication, holding the ball, and in the RPL he is not forced to do this, and therefore problems arise in the Champions League “, – said Arshavin.

We add that Zenit went on a winter break, confidently leading the Russian championship.