Different that happened historically, Russia today has a young squad. Today it has Roman Pavlyuchenko like the forward solution, who was the author of both goals in the so important match against England that was victory 2-1 in spite of playing only thirty minutes during the second half.
But Roman Adamov, after have not played well in the Romania victory 3-0 one month ago, has not seem to be alternative of Pavlyuchenko.
Today the team that is sensation in Russia, - beyond which it happens against Bayern Munich next Thursday - is Zenit. And this club of Saint Petersburg has Pavel Pogrebnyak in the line up, player which is the Zenit top scorer in the UEFA Cup with four goals, club that is living the best moment of its history.
His Zenit partner, Andrei Arshavin, enjoyed more minutes in the National Team but Russia would have to take advantage of the great moment of Pogrebnyak. Although Pavel was already playing, he has not enjoyed sufficient minutes. But the most important for a forward it is to have continuity and Guss Hiddink would have to give it to him from next the 23 of May, day in which Russia will face Kazajstan, ideal team to follow Pogrebnyak explosion.
Which Russian has more confidence than Pavel today? Pogrebnyak did not make merits to be between the 11 starting line-up? Is preposterous to think about that Russia must play the EURO with two forwards in the starting line-up considering that they must win two matches if they want to reach the quarterfinals?