The head coach of the Russian national football team Stanislav Cherchesov spoke about the reason for the replacement of midfielder Alexander Golovin in the second half of the match of the second round of the qualifying tournament of the 2022 FIFA World Cup with the national team of Slovenia.
He noted that the national team does not risk the health of the players.
“Ionov was not ready today. He still has a slight spasm, but there was no injury. There are two days ahead, we’ll see if they can help us in the match with Slovakia, ”added the specialist.
Golovin was replaced already at the 49th minute of the meeting, and Ionov was not included in the application for the game. The Russian national team in Sochi defeated Slovenia with a score of 2: 1. The match with Slovakia will take place on March 30 in Trnava.
Earlier, Cherchesov spoke about the tactical scheme of the Russian national team in the selection match for the 2022 World Cup with Slovenia.
Source site russian.rt.com