Naturalization of players in the Ukrainian Premier League
Recently, the entire football community has divided into two camps. One half of fans and specialists supports naturalization of players for performance in other national teams. The other half strongly negatively responds about this event. Naturally, this situation has not spared the Ukrainian Premier League.
To date, the Ukrainian national team already consists of two players with non-native origin. We are talking about Serb Marko Devic and the Brazilian Edmar. In fact, the attitude of Ukrainian fans to these two performers is also ambiguous. Although in defense of the situation, it can be said that Devich during the anthem not only puts his hand to his heart, but also sings along. Thus, we can say with confidence about the motivation of this player.About Edmar also possible to argue long enough. The fact is that the Brazilian has been living in Ukraine for more than ten years. Moreover. he is married to a Ukrainian woman. Many experts even joke about the fact that Edmar speaks Russian better than some other players of the national team. Most likely, if he knew the Ukrainian language, claims to his personality in General would be inappropriate.
Despite all the above characteristics, most fans still do not quite support naturalization in their own Premier League. In this situation, it may not even be about the national team, but about the limit on the Legionnaires. Everyone is well aware that some grandees of the Ukrainian championship are experiencing an overabundance of players with foreign citizenship. The constant presence of four Ukrainians on the field does not suit some coaches. For example, the same Metalist Kharkiv in the competition may enter the field without the Ukrainians. As for the domestic championship, as homegrown artists perform Edmar, Devic and Disljenkovic. About the latter is not worth talking about, because this player a priori has no right to play for the national team of Ukraine.
Not so long ago, Oleg Vladimirovich Blokhin, who trained the national team, said that he is not against naturalization, but he is against Ukrainian citizenship for those people whom he will not be able to involve in his team. It is possible that this idea may be the most rational. On the one hand, foreign players wishing to get a place in the national team of Ukraine will have the right to fulfill their needs. On the other hand, Ukrainian players will not sit behind the back of those players who can not help the main team of the country, but have the same passport. A striking example in this situation is the Serb Dishlenkovich. In that case, if the leaders of the Football Federation of Ukraine and Anatoly Konkov personally come to this idea, the situation with the microclimate in the Premier League can significantly improve.