“I didn’t play very much, so I decided to come up with an alternative to football — just in case,” Armstrong said. He chose law and studied it for five years. Only in 2017, the midfielder received a legal education and admits that he is very proud of it. Another would be: in Scotland, such players are no more.
Marshall: spare Slutsky and the victim Eto’o
David Marshall is number one for Scotland and Wigan. His career began rapidly: in the spring of 2004, the 19-year-old Celtic goalkeeper did not miss from Barcelona at camp Nou in the UEFA Cup, and in the autumn in the Champions League Marshall reflected a penalty by Ronaldinho. Continue reading
“Chertanovo” — our Bilbao
— As a former sports Director of the RFU and ex-coach of the youth national team of Russia can you formulate the main problems of youth football?
– Take my first youth team of 2010. Kokorin, Smolov, Shatov, Dzagoev: they were not in enough demand in their clubs. Young people, as a rule, sat on a bench. There was a shortage of game practice. Now the situation has changed for the better. Galaktionov have all the players play! That is, young people are competitive. That’s cool.
— And what do you attribute this trend? There is less money to buy foreigners and bet on young people? Continue reading
I am glad that the prison-camp stage in the history of Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamayev is over BEFORE they became their own in the colony, dissolved in it, absorbed the local coordinate system. UDO seems to me the right and natural solution. The players have had enough. And according to their interviews in the colony, especially Mamayev, it seems that all experienced great set their brains. However, until this-not more than words.
Now I wonder how what happened will change their personalities and affect their destinies. Eduard Streltsov after coming out of a much longer and harsher imprisonment twice became the best football player of the USSR, and let it be another time, this example should show them that nothing is impossible. Continue reading
Gennady Orlov: “Kokorin can strengthen Zenit, a Friday. And Mamayev will not be suitable for the role of playmaker»
— Well, that Kokorin and Mamaev went to meet — they will be free. Now they have to think about the future – says Orlov. – We need to show ourselves. Pavel and Alexander are very strong players for our country. But it is important that health does not disappoint. And they will be motivated accordingly.
In the near future will see Kokorin to Zenit? Continue reading
Time for a breakthrough
After the 2018 world Cup, the attitude towards the main Russian team has changed markedly — they love it, worry about it and certainly do not mock it.
But the team behind senior. Of course, the fans have always looked at it differently from the main team. This adults players sometimes like to make fun of, to mold them memes — all endure. To young players quite another, reverent attitude, so that their systematic failures in qualifying tournaments Championships Europe cause not laughable, and anger, regret and offense. Continue reading