Hulk happy with life at Zenit
Zenit Saint Petersburg forward Hulk has admitted that he has settled in to life in Russia and hopes to win titles with the club soon.
The Brazilian moved to Zenit last summer but was linked with a move to the Premier League over the course of this summer’s transfer window, but the former Porto man is happy in the country, reports Goal.com.
"I feel free here," he was quoted as saying by Fifa.com.
"We can walk in the local parks with my wife and children without any kind of pressure from journalists or football fans."
"There are Brazilian restaurants here but we all also enjoy Russian cuisine very much. The only thing which has caused me some discomfort was the cold weather in winter.
"But the city looks very beautiful in winter when everything is covered with snow."
The Seleção international has recovered from a recent thigh injury but admitted that he was unable to play to his full potential in the games against Atlético Madrid and Rostov.
He added: "Of course, I wasn't 100 per cent ready for the matches with Atletico Madrid and Rostov and failed to show everything I can do in these encounters.
"But I feel myself getting better and better with every new day and I hope I will be able to play at my top form pretty soon.
"I hope that the entire city will celebrate our success turning Nevsky Prospect into a white and blue river. I believe that will come true some day."