Brazil-Russia: Hulk insists he is happy at Zenit
Zenit St Petersburg star Hulk says he is frustrated at speculation and insists he is happy at the club despite spats with coach Luciano Spalletti.
The Seleção star says he will honour his contract, which runs to 2017, and claims he is happy in the Russian city of St Petersburg.
"I don’t think [I'm in the shop window]" Hulk told reporters. "Each game for me I face the way it is, and I think by now everyone knows me and my football. I’ve been playing for a long time.
"Every year there is the same speculation, the same stories about where I am going. All I know is I’m happy with Zenit, I have a five-year contract with them, and I’m still only 26. I believe the speculation will carry on, but people by now know what I can do.
"I went to Zenit to do my best for the team so we can win titles. That’s what I think I’ve been doing since I’ve been over there. I believe people like me as a player, and I’m also enjoying my time there."
Hulk praised Chelsea trio Oscar, David Luiz and Ramires ahead of the friendly game at their home stadium in west London against Fabio Capello's side.
"They are great players and also very great people, and we are all friends in the national team," he continued. "It feels like a big family.
"They are doing well at Chelsea not just because they are great players, but because they are great people. I hope tomorrow we can get together and win the game."