St. PETERSBURG, June 30, Dmitry Edigarev. Return in St. Petersburg “Zenith” goalkeeper Nikita Goylo, who became the fourth player of this role in the club, did not affect the work of the team, said the goalkeeper of the champions of Russia Mikhail Kerzhakov.
Apart from Kerzhakov, goalkeepers Daniil Odoevsky and Alexander Vasyutin are in the Zenit team. Goylo was on loan at Nizhny Novgorod.
“The presence of the fourth goalkeeper did not affect the work in any way. We already had experience with five goalkeepers,” Kerzhakov told reporters. “So far, it’s not hard at the training camp. Everything is fine, as always. and cons. The plus is that you are with your family. The minus is less recovery time, but everyone decides for themselves. ”
In early July, a friendly tournament will be held in St. Petersburg with the participation of Zenit, Turkish Fenerbahce, Serbian Red Star Zvezda and Azerbaijani Neftchi.
“It's too early to say whether I will play all 90 minutes. It will be decided by the coaching staff. I think that the first game will be difficult to play for 90 minutes. Moreover, we have two training sessions before the games. The main thing is that no one gets seriously injured. Through the games we will gain condition, ” Kerzhakov said.
“We start not from rivals in a friendly tournament, but from our program, which is designed for a set of conditions. Of course, opponents matter, but the main thing is that each player is ready and has a balanced approach to the Super Bowl and the start of the championship,” added goalkeeper.
Zenit will face CSKA in the match for the Russian Super Cup.
“CSKA is the most serious opponent for us at the moment. I don't remember a single simple match with them. The match will be tense. CSKA has always been a competitor of Zenit and claimed first place in the RPL,” Kerzhakov concluded.