Blokhin: “Shevchenko was not a sacred cow in the national team of Ukraine”

Oleg Blokhin and Andriy Shevchenko / Photo:

Former head coach of Ukraine Oleg Blokhin in the show “Datoteke” remember the period of work in the national team and spoke about the role of Andriy Shevchenko.

“After the match against Turkey, Shevchenko came to me and asked where I got this guy – Rykun. They say that there are talents we have. Shevchenko on the field in the team didn’t have a special function. Injury before the world Cup, of course, affected.

It has not been a sacred cow in the team, and why he had to be? The team can’t be a sacred cow, otherwise it will not. The team is very thin feels equal to the coach with everyone.

If the player doesn’t carry out something, you Express to him – they perceive it. If someone Pat and warms – team won’t accept you”.

Blokhin twice coached the national team of Ukraine: from 2003 to 2007 and from 2011 to 2012.

Earlier Blokhin told the star refused to go into a “Dynamo” and expressed his opinion about Artem Milevskyi.


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