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Former forward of “Zenith” Andrey Arshavin joked, when asked to compare themselves with the Argentine forward of “Barcelona” Lionel Messi. About it reports a “Match TV”.
“What I have that is not Messi? As for football, Lionel no such gaps, what have me,” said 37-year-old Arshavin and laughed.
In November 2018 Arshavin ended his playing career. He returned to Zenit, where he will engage in the project “Sirius”, the purpose of which is identifying and developing promising players. The last club of Russia was Kazakhstan’s “Kairat”, where he played in 2016.
As a player of London “Arsenal” Andrei Arshavin took to the field against Messi. In 2011, the Russian striker’s goal helped the British beat the Spanish club with the score 2:1 in the first match of 1/8 final of the Champions League. The gunners conceded in the second leg and was eliminated from the tournament. However, Arshavin’s goal in gate of “Barcelona” is among the best goals scored in the calendar year of 2011.
Arshavin is also known for performances of the St. Petersburg “Zenith”, with whom the three times champion of Russia, won the UEFA Cup and the UEFA super Cup. Striker — bronze medalist of the European championship-2008.
Video, photo All from Russia.