The new generation of Russian national football team players is not yet ripe for the European Championship, former head coach of the team Stanislav Cherchesov said in an interview with Sport-Express. Earlier, after the departure of the national team from Euro 2020 in the group stage with Mr. Cherchesov, the contract was terminated.
“We have been preparing the team for the World Championship for two years – and we have chosen players from another generation, such as Ignashevich, Akinfeev or Samedov. Now there is a change of generations. Some players are not yet fully ripe. On the one hand, the footballer is already ready to receive invitations to the national team, on the other hand, he still needs time to become the main one, ”said the former coach of the national team.
At the group stage of Euro 2020, the Russians beat the Finns (1: 0) and lost to the Belgians (0: 3) and the Danes (1: 4). With three points, the Russian footballers took the last place in the group without making their way to the play-off of the tournament.
The agreement with Stanislav Cherchesov was designed for a period until the end of 2022. Most sources believe that his annual salary under the contract was about € 2.5 million, and a number of them believe that Mr. Cherchesov refused the penalty imposed on him for an early break in relations.
Read more in the publication of Kommersant “Stanislav Cherchesov got points.”