“I thought about this situation for a long time and came to the conclusion that I have not yet gained the optimal condition to help the national team 100%.

Last season turned out to be very difficult and long.

There were high expectations from the European Championship, serious preparation, we did our best, but the result was unsuccessful.

No, this is not a career suspension.

My decision is situational.

Here and now ", - quotes Dzyuba" Match TV ".

Recall that Dziuba was not called up to the national team for the September 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Croatia, Cyprus and Malta.

Earlier, the head coach of the Russian national team, Valery Karpin, commented on Dziuba's getting into the expanded composition of the national team for the selection games for the 2022 World Cup with Slovenia and Slovakia.