Former midfielder and captain of the Russian national football team Alexander Mostovoy spoke about the game of defender Vyacheslav Karavaev in the match with Malta at the start of the selection for the 2022 World Cup.
“Yes, Karavaev made two or three mistakes because he was not playing in his position, despite the fact that he is a right-footed footballer. The left leg is not quite his. In the scoring episode, he was easily beaten due to the fact that he does not have the appropriate skills. Another thing is that, if we go back to Cherchesov, we know that he rarely throws newcomers into the fire. Therefore, I gave preference to Karavaev, who plays both in Zenit and in the national team, not a debutant, but not Samoshnikov, whom we know little about as a football player. Why not put on Yuri Zhirkov? With Malta and I would have played on the left, especially Zhirkov, who regularly appears at Zenit and becomes the best, “Mostovoy said in an interview with RT.
Earlier, Mostovoy expressed the opinion that the score in the game with Malta was unimportant.