Zenit Saint Petersburg lost 0: 3 with Spartak Moscow in the Russian Cup. The matches of the Russian League and the National Cup will be held despite the military aggression against Ukraine. Players from local clubs are often asked how they feel about this situation and whether it allows them to think about it football.
The Zenit player advises his countrymen to “bear it up and read a little bit of the news”
At the press conference, the defense lawyer did not avoid this topic Zenith Dmitriy Chistyakov. His answer can tell us a lot about the mentality of Russians. – Time is very difficult. I went there [na Ukrainę – przyp. red.] Enough companions. During matches and training sessions, I try to be focused, but when you finish, I start reading the news – said the player.
As a journalist asked him how he behaves in the current situation, the player answered him without hesitation: – How do we live? It all depends on us. Bear it and read less news – advised the journalist and citizens Chistyakov.
Russia is excluded, but it plays at home
Since the beginning of the Russian military aggression against Ukraine, all Russian national teams and clubs have been suspended internationally by FIFA and UEFA. Russia were eliminated from both the World Cup qualifiers in Qatar and the qualifying round to Euro 2024. But that does not prevent them from playing matches at the national level. the local Prime Minister The league has played ten rounds this season, followed by Zenit who has not lost yet in the league. After eight wins and two draws, Saint Petersburg has 26 points.
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