Izmailov should definitely be in the national team. He is very good at Sporting and many regard him as one of there most important players. His only problems are he is injury prone and lacks a little in stamina. I know Hiddink wants to select him but there is in my opinion problems with Sporting/Izmailov injuries.
I would like to see Dzagoev and Izmailov starting by our next world cup qualifier in late March next year.
I think Hiddink has an issue with Marat not really wanting to play for NT. Dzagoev (if he keeps up his currnet play) is close to be a lock on NT, maybe soon to be a starter - while Semshov is the first man out.
Spartak were crap. We were the much better side and deserved three points let alone none. The funny thing is how happy Spartak's players were acting after the game, like they just won the CL or something.
Pesyakov a teenager, he's been around for a while...There's another one coming up that FC Moscow stole from Rostov together with Stavpets and 6 or 7 others, he was just hurt all season long - Marenich. Scored a goal for the junior Moscow team against CSKA.
Zenit outplayed Real and if not for bad finishing would have won that game. Didn't see the Juve game but according to most people Zenit were the better side.
well I meant they had to have those points, a tie on the road with Juve would have been a luxury, but they did play pretty well, on even keel I would say. Just a silly mistake by Malafeev, cost them a point, which probably springs it's roots from the coaches, as they had to highlight DP's ability to kick them from long distance.
Nigmatulin claims 2 PFL teams want him? Hard to see who needs a goaly, even the newly promoted teams Kuban (Stepanov) and Rostov (Gerus) are all set with their starters. I can only see Nalchik is Sp. Moscow takes Homich back, may be Rubin will take him as a n.2..