Artem Zabatta: Murad Sezer / Reuters
The forward of Russian national team and Zenit’s Artem Dzyuba commented on the reluctance of some fans to support the national team due to club affiliations. Video conversations with the athlete published in his Twitter account, the journalist Dmitry Egorov.
“The club’s preference prevent to experience for the national team? I think this is not from a great mind, to be honest. Need to root for their country. It’s the same in Europe. But then “Spartak” — we have the entire country rooting for Spartak. The same “Zenith” and CSKA. There is a Russian team we have,” said Dzyuba. He also added that within the team the players have no club preference.
7 September, the Russian team defeated visiting Turkey in the first match of the League of Nations with the score 2:1. The film, released at a meeting with the captain’s armband and scored the second goal against the Turks.
Dzyuba is a graduate of the Moscow “Spartak”. As a professional footballer, he played for the team from 2006 to 2015, with breaks for rent. In 2015 the Russian — striker “Zenit”.
Video, photo All from Russia.