Taras Barabash. Striker Alexander Kokorin has ideas of pursuing a career abroad, but will remain in the St. Petersburg “Zenith”, said the chief coach Sergei Semak.
Kokorin, previously convicted for fighting in Moscow and released by the court on parole, on Tuesday left the colony in the Belgorod region. On the same day in a press-service RFS, RIA Novosti reported that “Zenit” in due time submitted the application to the additional application of 28-year-old player for the season. On Friday, the Committee on the status of the RFU players refused to register Kokorin for the St. Petersburg club outside of the registration period.
“We tested Sasha, the condition of his knee and muscles. Begin to work individually, then I will start training in the General group. He has offers from abroad, but he cannot play abroad. To work abroad, he can not. Will play for Zenit in friendly matches. The opinion I have already expressed. Just found out yesterday that a possible failure (in registration). The reaction was negative from my side, it’s understandable. Players Sasha is a big plus,” said Semak told reporters.