Konstantin Sarsania has backed CSKA Moscow’s attacking midfielder to shine in the European tournament and has praised Zenit St. Petersburg’s Roman Shirokov
Throughout the Euros and World Cup history, there have been players who have taken it to the big occasions to prove their worth to the football world.
From a promising young player to a mature player, there has always been a never ending incentive to earn more money.
Konstantin Sarsania believes that CSKA Moscow’s Alan Dzagoev can increase his transfer value after putting in a couple of mouthwatering and exciting performances in the continental tournament.
The former Dynamo Moscow player has conceded that the 21-year-old is in decent nick of form at the moment and gave example of his fabulous Russian Premier League performances last season.
The attacking midfielder, who joined the Moscow-based club from FC Krylia Sovetov Samara in 2008, has scored a total of 26 goals from 102 league appearances thus far.
The fact that Dzagoev has been included in the final 23-man Russian national team squad delights Sarsania, who has urged Dick Advocaat to select the promising young talent.
Sarsania went on to name the young talents at the Russian national team and gave examples of Spartak Moscow’s Dmitri Kombarov and Dynamo Moscow’s Aleksandr Kokorin respectively.
“If we talk about the transfer money, then I think Dzagoev will be amongst the candidates who will attract bigger clubs. Our team is divided into two groups. The young talents are Dzagoev, Kokorin and Kombarov respectively. The
other group is over 30-year-old.” The former FC Khimki coach was quoted as saying.
The 43-year-old Russian tactician has praised Dzagoev. However, he has conceded that the CSKA midfielder will face stiff competition for places in presence of Sporting Lisbon’s Marat Izmailov, who has been in blistering form of
Sarsania has conceded that Vladimir Granat and Kombarov have little chance to get more first team action. However, he has motivated the aforementioned players to impress the head coach.
Commenting on Zenit St. Petersburg’s Roman Shirokov, Sarsania has hailed the prolific midfielder, admitting that the St. Petersburg club will find it difficult to stop Shirokov from joining a bigger European club this summer.