Congratulations on your new contract with the club until 2026, how do you feel now?
Thank you! I am very happy that I can continue to wear the Zenit colours, I really want to keep giving my all on the pitch and doing all I can to help the team.
There have been some rumours in the press about your future, but now you’ve signed the deal. What are you aiming for in the next few years?
I do not pay attention to rumours and I have always been 100% focused on Zenit. My main goals are to do my best in every match and to help the team. I didn't hesitate for a second before signing the new contract, because I want to stay at Zenit and keep going for the biggest trophies that I can, and keep winning titles for many more years to come.
How do you feel in St. Petersburg overall?
My family and I are very happy in this city, my daughter and wife have got used to the weather and they are happy. This really helps me do my best personally and for the team. I would also like to thank the Zenit fans for the incredible support and love that they have shown me since day one. They are the best!