“ Zenith “ has acquired to itself contendersTomorrow a match with ramenskim “ Saturn “ in 1/ 8 cup-finals of Russia “ Zenith “ begins a new season. Grandiose acquisitions and ambitions “ Gazprom “ the owner sankt - the Petersburg club, mean only one purpose - a victory in all tournaments in which participates “ Zenith “. Probably, this circumstance will lay down excessive cargo on football players of a command. Such sums on purchase of new players which has spent in present inter-season period “ Zenith “ any Russian team did not spend still. In the beginning of transfer campaign the club from Petersburg has got for $7 million at “ Tom` “ 23 - summer forward Pavel Pogrebnjaka, a bit later for $10 million has been bought 25 - summer halfback Alehandro Dominges. On an outcome of winter transfers 27 - the summer halfback Donetsk " have followed; the Miner “ Anatoly Timoshchuka - for it “ Zenith “ Has paid $20 million that became a record on the post-Soviet territory, - and havbeka Moscow “ a Torpedo “ Konstantin Zyryanov who has managed in $3,5 million Thus, for four new players “ Zenith “ has paid more than $40 million that could not afford any Russian club. Moreover, in Europe transfers in the size of $20 million steel the phenomenon exotic enough. We will tell, for the double world champion of Brazilian Ronaldo (let and growing old) Italian “ Milan “ has paid Madrid “ to Real “ “ in total “ $10 million to Compare Timoshchuka and Ronaldo from the point of view of their contribution to world football even as - that is awkward. However owners “ Zenith “ do not stint expenditure. In the people club from Petersburg, eternally suffering from shortage of means, have already nicknamed “ Russian ` Chelsea ` “. The size of its budget leading analysts of the Russian football, as find it difficult to define even a management “ Zenith “ has put forward the thesis: how many it will be necessary to spend for purchase of new players, so much and we will spend. And the word while holds.
a unique consolation for contenders sine - it is white - blue other thesis, consisting that in football money plays not can serve. It is easy to assume, with what mood will leave on matches against “ Zenith “ representatives of the commands which budget in two, and even three times concedes to the sum spent zenitovskimi by heads on purchase of Anatoly Timoshchuka. This winter “ Zenith “ has turned from a command still recently causing sympathies of all Russia as force, capable to destroy hegemony of the Moscow clubs, to collective against which all commands of premieres - leagues can unite hardly probable not. Simply from - for “ class hatred “. It is impossible to forget also that last two beginners - Timoshchuk and Zyryanov - have recruited ranks “ Zenith “ last days winters, and Alehandro Dominges has passed a part of interseasonal preparation from - for traumas. That is it is definitive “ to force down “ a command of Diku it is necessary to the Lawyer on a season course. In the same that “ Zenith “ to take capable former structure new heights, do not convince neither results of control matches, nor the shown game.
in inter-season period, we will remind, Petersburgers have spent nine matches: have beaten Spanish “ Malaga “ - 3:1, Norwegian “ Stremsgodset “ - 2:1, Polish “ the Crown “ - 1:0, Dutch “ Nordvejk “ - 5:1, have conceded to German “ SHalke “ - 1:2, Serbian “ TSrvene to the Star “ - 0:2, Dutch “ to the Hague “ - 2:3, have drawn with Donetsk “ the Miner “ - 2:2 and Irish “ Drogedoj “ - 0:0. Those who saw these sparringi, agree in opinion that in them “ Zenith “ has not shown “ champion game “. On the other hand, at this stage to show it it is unessential. The main thing - to show a maximum level in the championship.
on season start “ to Zenith “ three matches successively with ramenskim " are coming; Saturn “: on March, 4th and 14 - in 1/ 8 cup-finals of Russia, 11 - go in - the championship. The command situated near Moscow too has surprised the public on finish of transfer campaign, having bought the forward “ Moscow “ Dmitry Kirichenko and having leased the halfback Portuguese “ the Benfika “ Andrey Karjaku. In structure “ Saturn “ it is a lot of players of high level: Antonin Kinski`s goalkeeper, halfbacks Alexey Eremenko and Simon Vukchevich, forward Baffur Gjan. It is possible to assume that “ Saturn “ will render “ to Zenith “ More the serious resistance. However, the also the forthcoming season that is frank weak teams in elite of the Russian football will differ there was no also a struggle in each match the serious will go.