Andrey Arshavin: "There wasn't a big difference between us and Barcelona"
The Zenit legend and Gazprom Academy graduate gave us his thought on the match with Barcelona and the new Smena Stadium.
Our guys seemed more mature, although they were a little nervous of course, they seemed more relaxed and they could have scored more and Bachinsky took his chance.
There wasn't a big difference between our team and Barcelona. They were expected to be the better side, but it didn't seem so today.
Can we make any big conclusions from the game?
It’s good that such team come here and it's especially good for our guys, and doubly when we win! If one of our players makes it to the Zenit first team, then he will be ready for a match with Barcelona, ??given this experience.
Who was your man of the match?
Maxim Bachinsky. Firstly, he scored, but overall he had a good match, he run well and covered a lot of ground and he had many good moments. I would give second place to the goalkeeper Daniil Odoevsky. I've heard a lot of good things about him and that he's is a talented player. And today, when we needed him, he was there.";s:4:"TYPE";s:4:"HTML";}