One of Russia’s football players, Alexander Kerzhakov has found second breath in Switzerland’s top league after being ditched by Zenit St. Petersburg.
Kerzhakov score the winning goal for new his team, Zurich FC. You can watch his feat here.
Kerzhakov was signed on by Zurich FC, with the contract starting from Jan 1.
He took to Instagram to share his joy.
“I had offers from numerous countries, but I chose the one that impressed me most with its sincerity and warmth that a club’s president and a head coach may offer.”
“The coach reassured me that although the league is not among the top ones it is the one to help me restore my game alertness, confidence and be of use for my new club,” he said.
“Playing for the club, I will also have the chance of returning to the list of candidates for the Russian national football team.”
Andre Villas-Boas no long saw him as part of his team one, preferring younger talents.
A 2002 World Cup veteran, he was forced to leave Zenit along with his teammate, Andrei Arshavin, who joined Kuban Krasnodar but later quit it for good over pay delays.
Author: Mikhail Vesely