Former footballer of Zenit St. Petersburg and the Russian national team Konstantin Zyryanov talked about the failure of our clubs in the international arena. As you know, Zenit and Moscow Lokomotiv failed to break even in the playoffs of the Europa League.
“They looked, to put it mildly, unconvincing. Lokomotiv fought, was not inferior to anyone in the game, but still did not go anywhere. Zenit has one point and, compared to last year, has no chances of getting out. Although the draw was, I think, more comfortable. On the other hand, if you analyze all of Zenit’s performances in the Champions League, then it only made the playoffs three times. In general, our campaigns were not always successful. So neither the coach nor the team should be stoned. This is really our current level. Plus, since the end of June, Russian clubs have played non-stop, ” said Zyryanov.
CSKA Moscow also failed, finishing last in its group in the Europa League. Krasnodar got a ticket to the playoffs of the UEL, becoming the third in their league championship group. “Bulls” ahead of “Rennes”.