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SBD Global/December 19, 2012/International Football
Zenit Says It Selects Players Based On Quality, Disagrees With Fan Group Demands
Published December 19, 2012
PLAYER QUALITY: Zenit Dir of Sports Dietmar Beiersdorfer explained that the club makes player quality its only principle when selecting players and stated Zenit's goals for the upcoming winter transfer campaign. Beiersdorfer: "We make our player selections without any limitation regarding origin, religion or skin color. We have absolutely no policy in Zenit of limiting our player selection in any superficial way! Zenit as a big international club has to know all current top-level players and all promising young names who can reach the top level. Therefore it is vital to know all relevant markets where these players show up. The one and only restriction our club sets is the matter of quality" (Zenit St. Petersburg).