October 10, 2021, 20:45
People’s Artist of Russia Lev Leshchenko, speaking about the upcoming selection match for the 2022 World Cup between the national teams of Russia and Slovenia, it is stated that the best option for Valery Karpin’s charges is a draw. Leshchenko’s words are conveyed “Sport-Express”…
“There are very few chances. The best option with Slovenia is a draw and then the play-offs. The game does not make any impression, everything looks as depressing as possible. There is not a single accurate pass, one sheer panic. Ours are not ready psychologically: we do not have such performers that are in foreign countries.
When our team is not in possession of the ball, everything looks pitiable. Karpin cannot do anything yet. There is no attack in our team, I like Dziuba among our forwards, ”Leshchenko said.
The Russia-Slovenia meeting will take place on October 11 in Maribor. The starting whistle will sound at 21.45 Moscow time. At the same time, the Croats will play against the Slovaks in their field.
After a group of seven rounds of the 2022 World Cup qualifying round, the Russian national team is ranked second in H. The team with 16 points lags behind the leading Croatia in additional indicators.
The Slovenian team, which has ten points, is on the third line. In the last match, the Slovenes defeated Malta 4-0.
Previously head coach of the Croatian national team Zlatko Dalic declaredthat Russia will have a tough away game with Slovenia, which could help the Croats to take a clear first place in the group.