Stanislav Cherchesova: Vitaly Timkivi / RIA Novosti
Head coach of Russia on football Stanislav Cherchesov commented on the situation surrounding German defender “Hannover 96” Waldemar Anton, which talked about performances in the national team of the Russian Federation. It is reported Sport24.
“Anybody we are not specifically naturalization. Naturalizacijas foreigners, our own received the documents. We have no one is forcing anyone to get a passport. Waldemar we told you he had no passport, I was misled,” — said the expert.
On 13 September it was reported that Cherchesov was interested in the candidacy of Anton. Meeting with the athlete took place before the 2018 world Cup.
A native of Uzbekistan Anton took part in matches of the youth national team of Germany, but for the adult team involved was not. For “Hannover” footballer has played in 73 games in which he scored four goals and made three assists.
The performances for the national team already involved naturalized players — goalkeeper Marinato Guilherme, defenders of Roman Neustädter, Mario Fernandez and Konstantin Rausch.
Video, photo All from Russia.