Branislav Ivanovic: "I promise that this crisis will be dealt with on the pitch"
The Zenit defender spoke to the supporters at the Fan's Forum.
In my career and in my life, I've a lot of experience, but this is a first for me. I want to say that this club is special for many reasons. Firstly, because of you. You really love Zenit and support the club, without you it would not exist. I felt this from the day I moved to this magnificent city and started playing in this beautiful stadium. All the players here are good players, but we've had some bad moments. I promise that this crisis will be dealt with on the pitch, we must show the mentality of winners, which we had at the beginning of the season, we must battle and show that we are both a united team and a united club. It will not be easy, but we do our best and train hard every day. We must now win the next game, for you all and for the city and the club. We have a bright future, I wouldn't be here if it wasn't so.
Your support is very important to us. We thank you for that. We've had some very good matches, as Zenit always should. The games against Celtic and Spartak are good examples, but we must set ourselves only the highest goals. Of course, the gap in the championship is large, but we will give our all to the very end and try to win the next eight matches. Thank you for your support. We deserve the criticism and must respond to it on the pitch.