Arshavin spoke about Zenit’s failure in the Champions League

Petersburgers again took the last place.

FC Zenit, Andrey Arshavin

Former footballer of St. Petersburg Zenit Andrea Arshavin talked about the failure of Sergei Semak’s team in the Champions League. Zenit finished last in the group against Borussia Dortmund, Lazio and Club Brugge.

“It’s a failure, yes. They were waiting for a breakthrough. Why didn’t it happen? You can find many reasons. This is a difficult schedule, the leaders were not ready, and there was no optimal squad in the most important matches. And that, honestly, would not guarantee the passage.

When all this accumulated, the other teams – although, perhaps, they are inferior in status to Zenit – looked stronger – said Arshavin in an interview with Nobel Arustamyan.


In the Russian championship, things are different for Zenit. Semak’s team left for the “winter”, taking first place in the Premier League standings.