Smolov explained for the penalty kick

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Russia striker Fedor Smolov commented on the defeat of the Russian team from Croatia in the quarterfinals of the world Cup. His words leads to “Sport-Express”.

“I want to thank all the people of our country, all the guys in the team for what happened. For me, happiness is to be a part of this team. I am proud of our country. And yet — thanks to all the guys, staff and the coaching staff. I’m really happy and I will never forget the 50 days that we spent together. It was very cool,” said the player.

The striker also spoke about the missed penalty. “Do not disavow responsibility for the penalty kick. I want to say only that in my head now the words of Michael Jordan. Said after retiring. “I am many thousands of times was taken to strike a decisive throw. And often not implemented”. I’m sure I will be able to extract much of this situation,” he added.

On 7 July, the Russian team lost to Croatia in a penalty shootout with the score 3:4. Smolov has not managed to implement the first of the penalty kicks.

The world championship will last until July 15. The final of the world Cup will be held at the stadium “Luzhniki”.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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