Alexander Kokorin (left), Marko Lomich and Igor Denisov (right)

The former captain of Zenit and the Russian national team said that Kokorin is one of the strongest players of the decade, but he himself ruined his talent

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Alexander Kokorin (left), Marko Lomich and Igor Denisov (right)

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The former captain of Zenit and the Russian national team, Igor Denisov, believes that Alexander Kokorin himself ruined his football career. He stated this in an interview on Nobel Arustamyan’s YouTube channel.

“I just feel sorry for him. One of the strongest players of the decade, who just took and ruined himself. Of course I’m sorry. I feel sorry for him,” Denisov said.

According to Denisov, he even envies Kokorin for his attitude to life. “I’m even envious that he treats things like that. He is the complete opposite of me. He doesn’t care. And it’s cool and it must be accepted, he is such a person. I don’t know how,” Denisov said.

In Italy, announced the plans of Fiorentina to break the contract with Kokorin

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“I told him how many times: “Sasha, you have talent.” God give me his legs, I would play in Barcelona! Give me Arshavin legs, I would play in Barcelona,” Denisov added.

Denisov and Kokorin played together in Dynamo and the Russian national team. Denisov ended his career in 2019, Kokorin now plays for the Italian Fiorentina, but almost never enters the field. since January 2021, he moved to the Italian club from Spartak – since January 2021, he has played only 11 matches and has not scored a single goal.

In October 2018, Kokorin, his younger brother Kirill, who then played for Krasnodar Pavel Mamaev, and amateur league football player Alexander Protasovitsky beaten in “Coffeemania” on Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street in the center of Moscow, Director of the Department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia Denis Pak and General Director of FSUE “NAMI” Sergey Gaisin. As a result, Kokorin received one year and six months in a general regime colony. In September 2019 he came out by parole.

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