The Russians are talking about a catastrophe. Coach and captain do not like – National team – Football – Sport

The Russian media count on the losses suffered by the union before the match with Slovakia. The daily Sport-Expres even made up the whole eleven of the footballers who dropped out of the nomination.

Commentator Leonid Volotko talks about the disaster in connection with the report.

Dzjuba: I don’t feel in shape

The absence of Captain Arťom Dzjuba in particular is hotly debated. He made his team debut ten years ago, played in 55 matches, scoring 30 goals.

The robust striker Zenit St. Petersburg, who celebrated his 33rd birthday last month, introduced himself at the beginning of the World Cup 2022 qualification in the spring and also played in Trnava.

However, he was absent from the September nomination. It is no coincidence that he has not been in it since the team was taken over by 52-year-old Valerij Karpin.

These two obviously don’t like each other. Their problems have been going on for more than a decade. Ever since young Dzjuba worked in Spartacus in Moscow and Karpin was his coach.

Dzjuba was then accused of taking money from a teammate with whom he played cards. Although this case was not clarified and questions remained in it, Dzjuba u Karpina ended, sent him to Tomsk for a visit…

There was a spark among them in the following years, whenever their football paths crossed. When Karpin sat on the bench in July, problems between him and a key player of the team hung in the air.

In August, they met, had a long conversation between the four eyes, and seemed to bury the old quarrels. However, when Karpin announced his first nomination, you would not find the name Dzjuba in it…

“He told me that he was not in optimal shape at the moment and wanted to focus on Zenit’s matches,” Karpin informed.

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On the day he announced the nomination, Dzjuba played 87 minutes in the league match in Kazan and scored two goals – Zenit won 3: 1…

A few days later, his explanation was also questioned by the coach. “He claims that he is not ready to play for the better at the moment. But when we talked in August, he said he would be ready to play in the national team jersey at any time. “

They won in Kazan eight years ago

Several urged him to talk to the attacker about his participation in matches with Slovakia and Slovenia. However, the coach considers the issue closed at this time. “I don’t think we should force someone to play for the national team,” he said.

Russian commentators believe that the absence of more players, but especially Dzjuba, will be a hard blow to Russia’s ambitions to fight its way to the world championship in Qatar.

The media also consider the decision to play in Kazan, where they have had problems with the quality of the lawn for a long time and which they have changed several times, to be risky. There was a danger that the Russians would have to ask to reschedule the match to another city.

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However, Kazan reports that everything is ready for the match with Slovakia. The organizers paid a fairly high price for it.

The local first league team Rubin had to leave the Bars Arena temporarily and played its matches in the old stadium in the city center. It was a precautionary measure to save the lawn. And at the stadium, they also replaced the company that took care of its maintenance.

By the way, in the modern stand, the home representatives will present themselves only for the third time and have not won here yet. They joined here only twice in 2017 – in June they lost Mexico in the Confederations Cup (1: 2) and in October they drew with Iran in preparation (1: 1).

The last victory was won by the choir in the capital Tatarstan in 2013, when in the qualification for the 2014 World Cup she managed with Luxembourg at the old central stadium (4: 1).

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Source: Pravda – Šport – Futbal – Hokej by futbal.pravda.sk.

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