Malcolm Photo: Alexey Danichev / RIA Novosti
Brazilian forward of “Zenith” Malcolm speculate about a possible performance for the national team of Russia. His words are quoted by Sport24.
22-year-old striker admitted that if he can not wait to call in the Brazilian national team, he would consider playing for the Russian team. The player also denied the rumors that were passed by hostile fans of the club from St. Petersburg.
“I am happy to be at Zenit, it is important for me to step. And, as I said, I want to create history here,” said Malcolm.
August 3, Malcolm made his debut for Zenit in the match of Russian Premier League (RPL) against the “Krasnodar”. The meeting was held in Saint-Petersburg and ended in a draw. Banner of the owners says “Thanks to the leadership for sustainability” columnist for the Sun associated with the rejection of the fans blue-white-blue dark-skinned Malcolm. The journalist drew attention to the manifest fan associations “Zenith”, which is not welcome playing for the club’s black players. The club has criticized the publication. “No no conflict. Western media have once again thrown the fake information. Unfortunately, it is not only in the sport occurs”, — said General Director of “Zenit” Alexander Medvedev.
Malcolm moved to Zenit from FC Barcelona. The transfer cost the Russian club € 40 million.
The striker represented Brazil at youth level. On account of his 11 matches for the team.
In the Russian team stands a few naturalized players from Brazil: goalkeeper of “Locomotive” Guilherme, the striker “Krasnodar” Ari and the defender of CSKA Mario Fernandez.
Video, photo All from Russia.