Former Spartak midfielder Alexander Mostovoy reacted to the words of the head coach of the Russian national team Valerie Karpina and coach of Spartak Guillermo Abascala regarding midfielder Ruslan Litvinov.
Head coach of the “red and whites” Guillermo Abascal explained on Saturday why Litvinov was not in the squad for the RPL match against Sochi. According to him, “before being sent to the national team, the player had an injury, which the club knew about and talked about, but he nevertheless played 90 minutes” for the national team. Later, the team’s chief doctor, Vladimir Khaitin, told that the team had not received any requests or recommendations to remove Litvinov from training. After the match, Abascal said: “I have a message from the national team’s physical trainer, Kasais. » Karpin said that “we are ready to initiate any correspondence” and that everything is supported by documentary evidence.
— In the conflict between Karpin and Abascal, I completely agree with the former. This is not the first incident where Spartak has used excuses to justify its failures. And now we see that Dzhikia, Litvinov, and then someone else were put in reserve – new reasons for excuses. Abaskal is cunning and the national team has nothing to do with it.
Perhaps Litvinov himself wanted to be part of the national team, especially since there was a long list of players, you can just train. If he was injured, why didn’t the club ban him from playing friendly matches? Even if an injured player decides to join the national team, his motivation is to put on the appropriate uniform several times and then brag about being a national team player. Today the situation is such that without any qualifications, footballers enter the national team. They call a lot, but only a few play,” Mostovoy quotes RT.
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