“Spalletti tried to teach the team his way of understanding football, and the players caught on to it right away. We had an excellent preseason, and worked a lot on our physical conditioning. That training had its fruits throughout the season. Of course, we got lucky sometimes too. And we also had the winner`s spirit this year — we really worked as a team!
I finished my first season in Zenit with ten goals, but five of them were scored when I was still part of Dynamo. When Spalletti I came I got more chances to go forward on the pitch, to be closer to the opponent`s goal. This year I gave myself the goal of scoring 15. But in the end I was only able to score ten again. Maybe it`s not a large number, but I`m consistent!” — said Danny in an interview with “Smena” newspaper.