Demy De Zeeuw: It’s funny that my teammates call me Dima Zuyev
Answering the questions from fans, the Dutch midfielder of Spartak Moscow Demy De Zeeuw spoke about the atmosphere at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow life, foreign players limit and admitted that he did not like borscht.
«On my first day in Moscow we had dinner with [Valery] Karpin, I asked what typically Russian meal I should taste, and ate borscht [red meat soup – Sports.ru]. I’m sorry to say that but it’s an awful kind of soup!»
«Starting next week I will begin studying the Russian language with a tutor, now I learn it by myself using textbooks. The Russians are wonderful people, at first there was a language barrier, it was difficult for us to understand each other’s humor, Now I got to understand the language better and it became easier for me to communicate and I started to enjoy it.»
«The limit on foreign players is good for the fans, on the one hand, as they don’t have to support players who come and go, but rather for their fellow countrymen, and the young players can develop this way. But I think the limit could be relaxed.
«I like the support from Spartak fans in the Luzhniki, but if the stadium was smaller, without a running track, your support would be more perceptible. I see your support, but the sound vanishes in this vast space.
«Of those with whom I made friends here there are not only Spartak players. I mean Boussoufa, Kuranyi, sometimes we go out to have a dinner together.
«The most vivid impressions of my football career are the successful performance at the World Cup, the league title I won with Ajax, the one with AZ Alkmaar... Spartak are the next ones with whom I will win the league.
«It’s funny that people call me Dima Zuyev. It’s not my name, my name is Demy de Zeeuw!» the player said as quoted by Spartak Moscow official page on Facebook.