Andrey Arshavin after the game:
I think the fans enjoyed the game. The footballers from both teams kept the audience in suspense for the whole 90 minutes. There was intrigue until the last seconds of the match. And the score on the Kazan stadium’s scoreboard spoke for itself. Four goals, effective game. I think that the result of the match should satisfy both teams. I suppose the outcome is only logical. What else? I would like to mention our fans. Well done, they came to support our team in this match, even though the result of this game doesn’t affect our position in the standings. We can’t get above the first spot.
arshavin.eu: Ahead of the game there were talks about Zenit lacking motivation. People reasoned: "They became the Champions and would just play around”. Some not very smart people even said that Zenit would tank the rest of the games in the championship :)
AA: Yeah? We did not manage ....
arshavin.eu: Seriously, Andrey!
AA: Well, of course it’s better to take home 3 points than one.
The next game is against Spartak. I hope our fans will enjoy beautiful football we are planning to show. This is a crucial match for St.Petersburg. The team is looking forward to this game. It will be the last home game of the season at the "Petrovsky" stadium. We need to play it with dignity, with pleasure!
arshavin.eu: Andrey, in the last four games, you become the main hero of Zenit. You score goals, give goal-scoring assists ... And now it makes happy not only the fans from the banks of the Neva, but also the fans of the Russian national team. How does the captain feel?
AA: I'm working. In general, I feel good on the pitch now. I am glad that there is a result. A lot of things turn out just fine, not everything, but a lot. And there is still time to get better...