Tymoshchuk: Zenit improvement clear

Anatoliy Tymoshchuk tasted UEFA Champions League glory with FC Bayern München and now back at FC Zenit, he believes the Russian side are in a position to succeed too.

Anatoliy Tymoshchuk celebrated UEFA Champions League success with FC Bayern München in May and he is now looking good for another competition run with FC Zenit.

The Ukraine midfielder helped Zenit to their greatest European moment, the 2008 UEFA Cup win, before moving to Bayern the following year. He is now back at Zenit, and after last week's 1-0 victory at FC Porto left them well placed to make the round of 16 for a second time, Tymoshchuk says the Russian club are in a much stronger position even than in his first spell.

"I have been away for some time in Bavaria, and I can say that the club have done a lot in order to improve the infrastructure, to try to move forward, and the quality of that is noticeable," the 34-year-old told UEFA.com. "So I am very happy that there has been progress not only in the football but in the whole of the club's infrastructure."

To hear Tymoshchuk's memories of the 2008 triumph and his time at Bayern, click on the video player above.