Zenit St. Petersburg’s Viktor Fayzulin eyeing UEFA Champions League win against Apoel FC
Zenit St. Petersburg midfielder, Viktor Fayzulin, has reiterated his desire to win the upcoming UEFA Champions League group stage encounter against Apoel FC at home in a bid to reach the later rounds of the European tournament.
The Russian midfielder is enjoying fine form at the moment, scoring 4 goals in his 26 league appearances and opened his Champions League account against Shakhtar Donetsk when it comes to the European nights.
Fayzulin played the entire ninety minutes against Anzhi Makhachkala in the latest Russian Premier League encounter. While talking to the media, the Meshki player admitted that he is eagerly awaiting the group stage home clash,
reiterating his desire to top the respective group.
The former Spartak Nalchik man is of the opinion that Zenit need to stretch their good run if they are to progress to the later stages of Champions League under Luciano Spalletti.
The UEFA Cup winner went on to reveal the significance of the Champions League to him, reiterating his desire to reach the next round of the tournament.
“The fate of Zenit is in our own hands. We have not shown anything extraordinary, we had played good games but I think our best fight yet to come.
I’d like to see Apoel again and decide whether they deserve their place atop the group table or not. We always think about winning and we are ready to take the challenge.” The former SKA-Energia Khabarovsk winger was quoted as
He added: “I liked playing against APOEL but the match against FC Porto was difficult because they had the numerical advantage during the second half of the match.”
Apoel are yet to lose a match in the group stages of the European tournament. Fayzulin is of the belief that the Cypriot First Division club are a great club highlighting that they rightly deserve their place atop the group table.
Currently Zenit are at the second spot on the group table, above in the standings from FC Porto on goal difference. Fayzulin revealed that Zenit need to stretch their good European run after defeating the Miners at home.