The goalkeeper who scored a fantastic goal in the Champions League turned out to be a Putin fan and Russia lover
Lazio Rome goalkeeper Ivan Provedel, who became the main character of the Champions League game on September 19, once gave a scandalous interview in which he admitted that he admires Putin. The 29-year-old footballer's mother and grandmother are Russian, so he emphasized that "part of him belongs to Russia."
"Putin is the head of such a huge country as Russia, he has a strong personality. When you see Putin, you feel how much authority he has in the world," Ivan said in an interview with Championship on February 22, 2022.
He also speaks enthusiastically about the Russian national team and dreams of being part of it. The goalkeeper speaks Russian and sometimes speaks it with his mother and son, whose name is Alexander. Provedel notes that it is important to honor your roots.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Provedel helped his team avoid defeat by Atletico Madrid at the start of the tournament by scoring a goal in the fifth stoppage time at the legendary Stadio Olimpico.