Anatoly Tymoshchuk, coach of Zenit St. Petersburg, spoke about the importance of learning a foreign language for football players who come to other countries.
According to Tymoshchuk, each player should strive to learn the culture and language of the country in which he lives. According to him, this greatly develops the mentality of the player, expands his horizons.
Malcolm and Barrios stand out against this background. The Brazilian generally sings along with Russian songs in training. Do Zenit have special requirements for legionnaires?
- Hard - no, this is a natural process. Everything is translated on Hispanic installations. But the fact that in everyday life they communicate and sing Russian songs is good for learning the language. The same Sebstian Driussi has good progress in learning. Our Italian physical training coaches also try to speak mostly Russian, '' Sport24 quotes Tymoshchuk as saying.
The 25-year-old Argentine striker Driussi has been playing for Zenit since 2017, where he moved from River Plate. During this time, he played 132 matches in all tournaments in the blue-white-blue team, scoring 24 goals and making 20 assists.
41-year-old Tymoshchuk during his professional career played for the Ukrainian Volyn and Shakhtar, Zenit, Munich Bayern and Kazakhstan's Kairat.