Andrey, welcome back! How does it feel to be returning to St. Petersburg and Zenit?
I am very glad that Zenit decided to bring me back, this means the club is counting on me and I will try to justify that trust.
Have you spoken with Sergei Semak about your return?
Yes, yesterday at training we talked and he said I had had a good season and that he was counting on me.
How do you rate the season you had with Sochi?
It was my first season in the Premier League and I think I did well. We had a strong team there and although the first half of the season wasn’t great, everything worked out fine. In the second part of the season we were playing at a good level.
The summer break was very short. Did you manage to have a rest during the week off?
I didn’t manage to rest, but that’s alright, everyone in the world is in this position and I plan to start the season off strong.