Russian ace Andrei Arshavin has revealed he is determined to join Spanish giants Real Madrid.
The Zenit St Petersburg playmaker’s future has been the subject of speculation following his sensational performances at this year’s European championship. He has been linked with a move to Arsenal, but said: “I have supported Barcelona all my life.
“Barcelona are my dream. I never thought I would have a genuine chance to play for the club. Let’s see how the situation unfolds.
“For now I can’t say anything for sure. At the moment I’m a player of team Russia and I’m only thinking about doing well in the semi-finals.”
Russia take on Spain in the semi-final on Thursday and will be looking to overturn their 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Spanish in the group stage of the competition. Arshavin missed that match through suspension and is looking forward to the semi-final.
“For me the first game has no meaning any more. This is a semi-final and things can be decided by a single mistake,” he concluded.