Lokomotiv’s new Spanish signing opts for Moscow Metro

Following the Russian Premier League encounter between Lokomotiv and Rubin, 1-1, one of the game’s heroes Alberto Zapater was seen in Moscow’s underground.

Despite most of his Lokomotiv partners preferring never to ride the subway before or after the games, the Spaniard says it is a usual thing for him.

“I have always taken the Metro in Lisbon and Madrid. So I do in Moscow. It’s more convenient and faster,” he explained to a Sovetsky Sport correspondent. “I see nothing strange in it.”

The 26-year-old defensive midfielder joined Lokomotiv this summer from Sporting. In Sunday’s game against Rubin, he opened the score early in the second half courtesy of a perfect distance shot before Rubin’s Vladimir Dyadyun leveled matters on the pitch.

Zapater also said he is happy to be playing in Russia.

“Now it has become easier for me to get used to Russia after my girlfriend came to Moscow. She was present at the stadium today. Besides, I communicate well with some of our partners who speak Spanish,” he said, adding: “I’ve already had several Russian lessons. I’ll do my best to learn it as well as I can.”

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