A few days ago “Zenit” under the leadership of Sergei Semak and Yaroslav Rakitskiy in the squad clinched the second consecutive title of Champions of Russia.
This event was commented by Mircea Lucescu, who led Zenit in the season 2016/2017:
“Semak is a very good coach. He did a great job creating the right atmosphere within the team. Believe me, it is very difficult.
Of course, it helped that the club was able to strengthen the team and to acquire the necessary players. Zenit took those who need it.
If my season “Zenith” was at least Rakitskiy, then it could be different. But I had to play with criscito in the centre of defence”.
In the 2016/2017 season “Zenit” under the guidance of Lucescu took third place in the HRC.