Valery Karpin gave himself a week to think about working in the Russian national football team. The failure in the final qualifying match for the 2022 World Cup upset not only the fans, but also the head coach. Karpin’s talks about leaving the national team upset the fans even more – MK-Sport gathered a reaction to an interview with a specialist on the Comment.Show YouTube channel.
Valery Karpin gave several interviews at once after the Russian national football team lost to Croatia (0: 1) and deprived itself of the opportunity to directly get into the final of the 2022 World Cup. One of the topics that the coach spoke about was his future in the national team. Karpin’s contract with the RFU was automatically extended until March next year – in the spring of the Russian national team there will be two joint matches for the right to go to Qatar. It is not yet clear with which coach the Russian national team will fight for this right. Karpin, in an interview with commentators, made it clear that he was not holding on to a place on the coaching bench. Which upset many fans and experts very much.
“I think that the words about a possible departure from the national team are coquetry on the part of Karpin. I am sure that it is he who should prepare our team for the joints. You can’t leave your team halfway. I do not see any other candidates for his place, there are none. It is clear that if he wants to leave, there is no need to persuade him to stay, this is still a national team. I really hope that Karpin will continue his work in the national team , “said Dmitry Guberniev , quoted by SE.
Russian State Duma Deputy Dmitry Svishchev is also sure that Karpin’s words about his probable departure from the national team are emotions after an unsuccessful match with Croatia.
“In my opinion, today we have no other options, Karpin is the best possible one. And, of course, throwing the team like that in this situation is not like a man. It would be incorrect to part with the team halfway through. It doesn’t look like Karpin at all, so I think that he will see it through to the end ” , – Svishchev is quoted by Sport24.ru.
But the fans could not be stopped … They were divided into two camps: those who understand Karpin’s desire to leave, and those for whom it would be a betrayal:
The cowardice of the coach is always TRANSFERRED to the players. This is the law of football!
Karpin is a coward. Or goof- Vladimir Chuklov (@ Che1928CF)
I repeat: Karpin is obliged to resign right now. Do not test our patience ..- Vladimir Chuklov (@ Che1928CF)
It is better to look at Karpin, who doubts whether he needs to stay, admitting a shitty game and his shitty job, than looking at Cherchesov’s turkey, looking at everyone like shit, saying that we all don’t understand anything, but he’s cool, he did everything right …— Maxim Lenc ? Cat (@muse_meeeeeercy) November 16, 2021
The Russian national football team is not as hopeless as its critics. If Karpin leaves now, it will be a disaster. His disappointment with the players of the national team only testifies to the fact that Karpin misjudged some of the players.- Victor (@sozer_ztl)
Our chances are minimal, the teams are strong at the joints. No wonder Karpin wants to leave his post as a coach. You can’t cook porridge with our players.- Russian world (@ ridik45)
If Karpin leaves, it will be the last nail in the coffin of Russian football. Full admission of hopelessness— Sergey Boroda (@Sergey0507) November 16, 2021
Karpin played well for the national team, conceded only twice in 7 matches. Let’s remember how much worse they played on the Euro. Defeat in Split is an annoying oversight, on such a field you can only play water polo. I would like Karpin to prepare the team for the joints- Yuriy Ponazhev (@yuriy_ponazhev)
Karpin started to nurse. But you have to get together and be a man.
Shame.- Fedor Komarov (@FyodorKomarov)