Yuri Zhirkov: “On holiday I trained my achilles, stretched and tested it”

The Zenit and Russian player on his winter break.
Yuri Zhirkov: “On holiday I trained my achilles, stretched and tested it”
I had a very nice holiday but did not forget about training. 

We saw you with Ivanovic and Mevlja on Instagram. Did you spend much time together? 

We bumped into each other for only three or four days in Dubai. We met but did not play any football. 

Tell us how your recovery from injury is going. 

On holiday I trained my achilles, stretched and tested it. Exercised a lot. 

Did you manage to relax on holiday? 

With my children it can be very difficult. But everything went well. 

Before the break, we saw that you were training back with the first team, but with some restrictions. 

Yes I was, now the first days will see how better I am. 

Will we have a chance to see back on this pitch this spring? 

I hope so.