"The goal is to become a legend": Ukrainian footballer spat on his country and joined a Moscow club
Despite Russia's military aggression against his home country, Ukrainian striker Ruslan Chervyakov has signed a contract with Torpedo Moscow. The 18-year-old native of Dnipropetrovs'k (now Dnipro) has already made his debut for the new team in the Russian Premier League match against Saratov's Sokol.
In a commentary to the propaganda TV channel Match TV, Chervyakov said that he wanted to become a Torpedo legend. The forward was not satisfied with his debut for the Muscovites, as his new team lost to Sokol 0-1 at home, dropping them to fifth place.
"It was the first time I played in front of 'live' people, so to speak. When I came out, my knees were shaking. You have to overcome yourself and play. I am grateful to the fans for their support, I could hear them, sometimes they drowned out my teammates. I was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere at the stadium. My goal is to glorify Torpedo: to bring it back to the top flight and win the Premier League, to become a legend," Chervyakov said.
It is worth noting that the footballer is a product of Dnipro, after which he played in the youth teams of Ingulets and Shakhtar, as well as for the youth team of Portuguese side Gil Vicente.