The game of the Russian national team at the European Cup 2016 has demonstrated the level of football in the country, said Vitaly Mutko, the Russian Minister of Sport and President of the Russian Football Union, about the failure of the Russian national team in Toulouse.
“That’s the level of our national team. We need to realize it and take it easy," said the Minister. As he mentioned, he was very upset, because, he hoped that the Russian team would win, Armenian News-NEWS.am correspondent reports from Toulouse.
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“In 20-30 minutes after the launch of the game, it became clear that we will not succeed”, said Mutko, recognizing that the Russian players are not at the level of their rivals.
“But we don’t have another team yet. We need to work on it,” the minister added. Commenting on the statement of the head coach Leonid Slutsky, that he was ready to stand the racket and leave his post, the minister said:
“Slutsky said it when he was upset. Let him think again. I would not mind if he continues his work. The club believes that coaching at the club and in the national team is different. This is another job. We will make it out, when we return.”
On June 20, the Russian team lost to Wales 0-3, and was eliminated from Euro- 2016.
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