"We are in a big swamp": an ex-player of the Russian national team urged players to flee Russia. But only to the top seven leagues in Europe
Former Russian national soccer team player Andrei Kanchelskis made a controversial statement about the soccer of the aggressor country. He called it a big bolt and urged players and coaches to move to Europe, but added that Russian representatives deserve to play only in the top championships.
Kanchelskis said this in an interview with the portal Metaratings. The native of Kirovograd (now Kropivnitskiy), who played for Dynamo Kyiv, Shakhtar Donetsk and Manchester United, noted that the Russians "should respect themselves" and consider offers only from the top seven European championships.
"We're all well aware that we're in a big swamp right now. So any offer has to be considered and run by both coaches and players. But I'm talking about the top European championships, not Poland or Hungary. France, Belgium, Germany - the leagues of these countries should be used as a guide. You can also say that you can go to Luxembourg or Cyprus to coach. Of course not, you need to respect yourself. You have to look at the top seven leagues in Europe," said the Euro '96 participant.
Earlier, Kanchelskis called the British stupid, and also spoke cynically about the war in Ukraine, where his mother still lives in Kropivnitsky.
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