General Director of “Zenit” Alexander Church explained the signing of Vitaly Fridzon, and also spoke about leaving the team of Evgeny Voronov.
Is a deliberate decision, we signed Vitaly for a specific role. Any team needs an experienced player, a lot of speakers in the Euroleague and in the VTB United League. Plus this is the man who can score at the right time, has the “killer instinct”. In some matches Fridzon can play a crucial role. Plus don’t forget that he really enhances the game from the bench.
— Who will be the new captain after the departure of Yevgeny Voronov?
— Let’s start the pre-season and make an informed decision. Do not rush and determine the captain as soon as possible. First, we will gather the team.
Agent Voronov Sergei Tarakanov did not understand your decision to part with the striker…
— First and foremost, we always orientirueshsya on the coaching vision of the renewal or the signing of a player. Speaking specifically about the care Voronova, this parting was not easy. After all, he was captain for three seasons, gave their all on the court, was always very motivated. But this summer the circumstances. I hope that this goodbye is not forever.
Recall that this summer, 34-year-old Fridzon has signed a contract for one year with Zenit.
Evgeny Voronov played for the St. Petersburg club from 2017. This offseason he moved to “Khimki”.