Russia suspended to prevent Spartak from winning the Europa League: Russian national team player becomes a laughingstock after ridiculous statement
Russian national team striker Aleksandr Sobolev expressed confidence that Spartak Moscow would have won the Europa League in 2022 if not for the suspension of Russian teams from European competitions. After these words, the White and Reds player was laughed at by the fans, who emphasized the absurdity of his statement.
"We would have won the Europa League. No one can prove anything now, we would have won then. We were disqualified correctly. The Champions League? We are not playing there now. If we were, we would have watched it by now," Sobolev said in an interview with RB Sport.
Readers of Sports.ru had little reaction to the Spartak forward's ridiculous statement. Fans reminded Sobolev that Russian clubs regularly disgraced themselves in international tournaments by going on incredible winless streaks.
"Catch the drug addict!", "All the European grandees are still afraid of that great Spartak-22, what's the point", "The conspiracy is taking on planetary proportions! Soon Martians and lunatics will join the conspiracy", "Just a fabulous character", "I'll tell you more, now Khimki would win the Champions League", "We had to start a war to disqualify Spartak. Enemies do not sleep", "If anything, Spartak took 10th place in the RPL that year", "The level of conspiracy against the almighty storm of all clubs is reaching international level", "And we are supposed to be told that dolphins are intelligent mammals", "I propose to award Spartak the title of 'Winner of the Europa League in Russia'," comments read.
It should be noted that Spartak won the group tournament of the 2021/22 EHL with an additional indicator, suffering two defeats, and was to play German side Leipzig in the 1/8 finals.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, the president of the Russian Premier League, Aleksandr Alaev, revealed the "harsh truth of life" in the return of teams from Russia to European football.