Hulk - I will settle

Brazilian insists he has no problems in Russia

Hulk: Insists he will settle in Russia

Brazilian star Hulk insists he is happy with Zenit St Petersburg and he will 'eventually' settle in Russia.

Hulk arrived at Zenit from Porto late in the summer, as they splashed nearly £100million on him and Benfica's Axel Witsel.

The size of Hulk's contract has been openly criticised by Russian captain Igor Denisov - who has since been dropped for his comments.

But Hulk remains unfazed and insists he will soon settle in St Petersburg.

"I think I'll adapt eventually, but no doubt the fact they speak a different language in Russia creates some difficulties," he told 'R-Sport' sport magazine.

"Still, I feel the atmosphere is great at the team.

"I'm happy for playing for Zenit, absolutely everyone supports me. I'm trying to adapt to the team and to Zenit in general as soon as possible".

He also denied he as any problems with other people at the club, adding: "I don't have problems with anyone. I'm just trying to do my job the best way I can.

"I'm very happy that I've been useful for my team by scoring goals."

Zenit remain unhappy with Denisov and another to voice his concerns Alexander Kerzhakov.

Zenit's general director Maxim Mitrofanov blasted Denisov, saying: "The only option for Igor in this situation is to apologise to the team, the club, the fans and the shareholders.

"Only then can the option of his return to the first team be considered."