Ukrainian footballer refused to “become the animal” and supported Smolov


Eugene Seleznevae: Alexander vilf / RIA Novosti

The former striker of the Krasnodar “Kuban” and the national team of Ukraine on football Eugene Seleznev has stood up for the Russia striker Fedor Smolov after the failure at world Cup 2018. About it writes “Sport-Express”.

“Now a lot of criticism my friend Fedor Smolov. There are UPS and downs, the one who never falls, he rises. He wanted the best, but this is football and mistakes is inherent in the people. You still all ahead!” — wrote Ukrainian in his Instagram. He later explained that he supported Smolov, “as they were in his shoes” and knows what his soul. “We need to be human, and not animals,” he concluded.

July 11, coach Stanislav Cherchesov explained the failure of the striker Fedor Smolov on the home world Cup and took the blame for the attacks themselves. “In the end, it’s his first world championship, and he is probably not psychologically very well approached. It’s not his fault,” he said.

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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