Conflict with Karpin or suboptimal form?
Just yesterday Artyom Dzyuba made a double against Rubin, justifying his entry into the extended list of the Russian national team. And today the recent captain announced that he was refusing an invitation to prepare for the October 2022 World Cup qualifier. According to Dziuba, the whole thing is in a non-optimal form: supposedly the forward does not want to take someone’s place, but hopes to be in full readiness for the November matches. Not everyone believed. Some believe that the point is not in the condition, but in the conflict with Karpin.
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Ex-president of “Spartak” Andrey Chervichenko believes that this is a step of Dziuba’s PR specialists. But he does not deny the loss for the national team:
“Apparently, Dziuba thought he was a star, they couldn’t cope without him, he had the right. Most likely, this is due to the conflict between Dziuba and Karpin. I wouldn’t focus so much on it. Dziube, of course, it seems that after God he is the second or third, and journalists are catching up with interest. Frankly speaking, in the current state, this is probably a loss for the national team. He would have helped both as a scoring forward and as a passing player. “
Former Zenit head coach Vlastimil Petrzela touched the hero of the day harder:
“By refusing to be called up to the national team for the October matches, Dziuba made a huge mistake. Karpin will not forgive this. Perhaps it is worth talking about the end of his career in the national team, because he will no longer get his chance under Karpin. “
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Olga Smorodskaya, ex-president of Lokomotiv Dziuba’s decision surprised. But she sees his reason not in the conflict with Karpin:
“All footballers want and are eager to play for the national team: they consider it an honor and are very proud of playing for the national team. Everyone talks about the conflict between Dziuba and Karpin, but my opinion: this has long been forgotten. The reason, as it seems to me, is not at all in this. Dziuba fears that he will not play – to enter the starting lineup. Artyom found out that he would not be included in the final list, and, having refused, decided to play ahead of the curve. “
Honorary President of the RFU Vyacheslav Koloskov reacted in a harsh manner to the forward’s performance:
“Artyom’s act cannot be explained logically – he was the captain of the team, one of the leading players, was the ringleader and played for the team with pleasure, even in the locker room he spoke some speeches. Now it is necessary to put an end to Dzyuba. Everything, this is his personal choice, we must forget this name. In relation to the country and the national team, this act is inexplicable. There is no logic. He showed disrespect to the national team, coach, partners ”.
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Former midfielder of the Russian national team Alexander Mostovoy was one of the few who supported Dziuba’s choice:
“Dziuba did everything right. For the last two years he has been criticized, discussed, shoved: either he hasn’t gotten into shape, or some other stories. So he said, “Enough for now.” I support him. If it was in Karpin, he would not have included him in the list. “
And here former Zenit striker Dmitry Radchenko despite being surprised by the player’s decision, I found the current situation quite working:
“Dziuba’s refusal to be invited to the national team is very unexpected! Probably, the player feels that he is in suboptimal shape and is unlikely to be able to help the national team. We see that they are communicating with the head coach, so rejection of the invitation is just a work process. There is no conflict or intrigue. I would really like to see Dziuba in the national team again ”.
Dziuba will no longer be on the national team. He refused not Karpin, but the country