The new coach of the national team of Russia on football will be encouraged to “draw conclusions” about the behavior of the players Pavel Mamayev and Alexander Kokorin. This was stated by the Minister of sport Vitaly Mutko, reports “Interfax”.
“We will recommend the new coach to draw conclusions on them. Influence we cannot but recommend will” — said Mutko.
In the European championship it became clear that many Russian players want to play for the national team,” said the Minister. “Now the whole country criticizes our players. They have to worry about the sport in which they act, and they strike the image. Now they think who to call with an apology. They put themselves above the sport,” he added.
Shortly after the speech on CHE, during which the Russian team failed to qualify from the group, Kokorin and Mamaev spent the evening in the popular Twiga club Monte Carlo. The publication Life said that they bought to guests and 500 bottles of champagne brand “Armand de Brignac” for a total amount of €250 thousand At the same time, Kokorin said that the club “someone was celebrating a birthday and we just stood there.” While Kokorin said that they had no relations nor to the bills for this party, nor its surroundings”.
After the publication of video from the party leadership clubs in which they play football, transferred them to the reserves and fined. Mutko said that the behavior of the players will be taken into account in the selection of candidates to Russian national team. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called the party “vain outrage.”