Kerzhakov is usually effective vs weak/average teams. Once it comes down to world powers or even good organized teams he's not very effective ( or I have to at least see it). All I was trying to say is that Bukharov is talented and baring injuries should be at least considered for NT
Our league has a lot of parity, unfortunately, I doubt that either Rubin or CSKA will be a factor in the CL. I'm a bit more hopeful for the UEFA Cup, but I don't expect much there either.
EDIT: Amkar has just won their game. The other top league teams (Saturn, Lokomotiv, Kuban', Krylia, CSKA, Terek, Dynamo, Rostov, Rubin) are all out.
What's going on? Are RPL teams not take this seriously?
I don't think they are intentionally losing because winning the cup gives a place in the Europe League. The thing is that first division teams are dying on the pitch to beat a RPL team at home usually in front of a packed stadium...
But yeah, the teams are not using 100% of their capacity.
- Limited number of players on the roster, but I was hoping to see some talented young guys get experience with the NT, such as Djanaev, Bukharov, Samedov and Kasaev.
- In the case of Kasaev, he is a victim of playing on a mediocre team. I hope he goes to Rubin, as is rumored.
- As a life-long Torpedo fan, Semshov is one of my favorite players, but he's starting to decline. I'm not sure he's the best option for the starter's spot anymore. In general, the NT has too many Zenit midfielders as starters.