Hulk makes peace with Zenit after outburst

Hulk, 26, arrived at Zenit in September on a reported transfer of 60 million euros from Porto to spearhead the club's European ambitions but his high salary sparked a rebellion among Russian players that has only just been resolved.

updated: December 10, 2012 17:42 IST
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Moscow: Zenit Saint Petersburg's big-money Brazilian signing Hulk has made his peace with the club after threatening to leave following an early substitution last week, he said in an interview on Monday.

Zenit's Italian manager Luciano Spalletti brought off Hulk with 10 minutes to go in the Champions League clash against AC Milan, prompting him to threaten to leave in the new year.

But Hulk told the Sport Express daily that such reactions were just normal behaviour for a passionate player who wanted to do the best for his team.

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