The pinnacle coach of the Italian nationwide crew, Luciano Spalletti, doesn’t see something unsuitable in his congratulations to the St. Petersburg “Zenith”, the place the traitor of Ukraine Anatoly Timoshchuk works, on profitable the Russian championship towards the backdrop of this nation’s navy aggression towards Ukraine. The 64-year-old specialist repeated conventional Kremlin propaganda narratives concerning the impossibility of politicizing sports activities.
Spalletti acknowledged this at a press convention earlier than the match with Ukraine within the Euro 2024 qualifying, writes the web site of journalist Alfredo Pedulla. The mentor of the Azzurra Squadra famous that he was towards any type of conflict, however couldn’t name Russia an aggressor, in addition to the explanations for the Russian invasion of our nation.
“There are lots of gamers at Zenit whom I coached. I acquired compliments for profitable my championship towards Napoli and it appears to me that it’s regular to reply in the identical manner. It appears to me completely incorrect to match sporting occasions and titles with the prevailing battle. With which I’m categorically I don’t agree. I don’t know the explanations, however I don’t agree with any battle, I’m towards any conflict,” Spalletti stated.
Notice that the Italian labored within the Russian membership for 4 years and was dismissed in Matri 2014. With Zenit he turned the nationwide champion twice and reached the playoffs of the Champions League.
As OBOZ.UA reported, head coach of the Ukrainian nationwide crew Sergei Rebrov responded to the phrases of UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin concerning the crash from Euro 2024 if the Italians don’t take part.