Lift the curse!
The youth team is totally unlucky. In the XXI century our team was selected for the Euro only once — in 2013. But the tournament is better not to remember: Spain (with de GEA and ISCO), the Netherlands (with Wijnaldum and Deaem) and Germany (with Emre Gian and Mustafi) had not given Russia any points. And it’s then we had a solid pitch, Cheryshev, Shatov, Dzagoev, Schennikov…
On the second Russian team like a curse. In Soviet times, our youth was considered one of the strongest in Europe — three times won the continental tournament (in 1976, 1980 and 1990), and in 1977 became the best on the planet. Now everything is quite the opposite: Russia has passed the qualifying stages 14 times, but reached the final only three times. And there is not succeed — lost all six matches at Euro youth. Continue reading
How much thankless work of Stanislav cherchesova! Defeat in this match could negate all the good that the team has done for a year or so, starting in June 2018. I say this with full confidence, because I closely monitor the information space. How many people on social media reacted to the crumpled start of the meeting with Scotland is a very telling story. We were losing in attack a little that turned out, Golovin was more running around than playing — and here, suddenly returned rhetoric that prevailed before the world Cup. Team — blockheads, there is no thought, the protection of the bottom, the goalkeeper is not the same.
It was as if the critics had suddenly become a collective Kai with a shard in his eye that made everything look bad. Continue reading