the Coach Petersburg “Zenith” Sergei Semak, whose wards were preparing for the second half of the season, in which they will confirm the leadership in the Premier League, said that the difficulties with the formation of the composition there is even the reigning Champions of the country.
“we Have changed almost 80% of the starting lineup — said Semak in the broadcast channel “Russia 24″. Someone we terminated the contracts, some have left to other clubs. Of course, the work was done a lot, but have to do very much. Before my arrival I was told that you need four very good transfer window, two years to make efficient by European standards, the team.”
According to the coach, the goals of “Zenit” remains the same: “But you have to understand that conditions change, we must, like all other clubs, to adapt. Those teams who have a strong Russian players, a priori benefit in this situation. Those who do not, we have to fight for them”.
“of Course, the market is heated. The price of Russian players incredible is a consequence of the limit and the conditions that currently exist. We are all aware that the bid must be at least 17 Russian players”, — says the coach.
Semak also expressed the opinion that many of these players will just train: “the Young and maybe the most talented of them will get playing time, the rest will be in a training cage, it’s possible to play for “Zenit-2″ and to train with the first team. Other options have not yet seen”.
Coach “white-blue” has left from the direct answer to the question remains if it was the last word on transfers: “I can offer something, if someone would advise me of any player. But the decision always remainsI for guidance. Disputable situations arise from time to time. All I can do is act in the best interests of the team.”
“I believe that, for example, need a player like him, — said Semak. – On entering the sports Director and lead. The same applies to the renewal of relations with the players. I expressed my position on how I see it. And the club already is building some positions, the levers, which contract to offer, on what terms, in order to stimulate the players to show their best qualities”.