Semak: “For many reasons, the Champions League” Zenit “failed”

The team could not even compete for third place.

The head coach of Zenit Sergey Semak spoke about the performance of the St. Petersburg club in the Champions League. He admitted that the team had failed the European tournament. The defeat at Club Brugge was a harbinger of the St. Petersburg team’s failure in the Champions League.

“Of course, for many reasons, we failed. Initially, it was necessary to strengthen some positions for the Champions League. But the situation did not allow. Plus, we lost many leaders, and in some matches we were simply unlucky. Especially in the first, at home with Brugge, which was the starting point (Zenit lost 1: 2, – approx.). He was like a tub of cold water on our heads. We shouldn’t have lost. As a result, they put themselves in a difficult situation. It was not easy to count on a good result, when the peak situation with patients fell on two important away matches – against Lazio and Club Brugge. And the questions that we had, we could not solve “, – said Semak.


Zenit will play a match against Rostov after the winter break. The game will take place on February 27.