Former Zenit coach Vlastimil Petrzhela spoke about the failures of the St. Petersburg club in European competition. He doesn’t understand how you can win the Premier League so easily and still fail in the Champions League. However, the coaching staff is still able to qualitatively prepare the team for the performance in the European arena.
“Difficult question, [какие выводы должен сделать «Зенит» из неудачи в Лиге чемпионов]… I can only state the fact that Zenit looked catastrophically bad in Europe for two years in a row. With such a margin to win the championship of your country and so play in the Champions League … This is a failure. But Zenit is a strong team, it is just important to prepare it qualitatively for the start of this tournament “, – said Petrzela.
Also, Petrzhela has no doubts that Zenit will again become the champion of Russia.