Diniyar Bilyaletdinov feels refreshed after a good break after what he calls a “big season” in the Premier League, where he needed to get used to what he once described as “playing football in a tumble-drier.”
He said, “I had a big season, and I have never had a break in the summer before, that was my first time.”
“I had a nice holiday, I had just over two weeks back at home then I went to Dubai for a few weeks.
“I feel refreshed; six weeks off is enough. I want to work hard to go into next season with a great start.
“I feel more comfortable, my teammates have helped me and I am looking forward to next season. I think it will be harder than last season.
“We want to get back into Europe, quickly.”