"For me the [St. Petersburg] stadium is magnificent. I didn't have an opportunity to play there with Zenit, because I had left [the club] right before that. But the stadiums in general where we played were simply fantastic. And it's not because I played at Zenit in St. Petersburg but I think that the Zenit Stadium [St. Petersburg Stadium] is the most beautiful," Witsel told journalists.

The 29-year-old played for the Russian Premier League club Zenit from 2012 to 2017 making a total of 180 appearances and scoring 22 goals.

Belgium suffered a 1-0 defeat to France in the semi-finals on Tuesday and are now set to face England, who they beat 1-0 during the group stage, in the third place match in St. Petersburg on Saturday.

The 1998 World Cup winners France will face first-time finalists Croatia at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday.