Cherchesov cuts off interview with German media after being asked about doping

Cherchesov cuts off interview with German media after being asked about doping
Photo: Maksim Konstantinov/Global Look Press

Head Coach of the Russian national football team Stanislav Cherchesov walked away from the interview with Der Spiegel after the journalist asked him about doping.

According to Sport-Ekpress, Cherchesov left a meeting with a journalist of the well-known German magazine when he was asked about allegations about Russian athletes.

“Russia does not care what you think. I am interested in my work, my vision, my intellect, and my goals – and that’s it. I believe that goals can only be achieved by legal means. In Russian football, there is not a single doping case. Just give me an example!” Cherchesov said.

The journalist asked whether the coach can elaborate on the player Ruslan Kambolov, who allegedly is on the list of suspicions of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

“Can’t he be on the list of suspicions? This doesn’t prove anything! Ask me about things that are actually proven, and I'll give you an answer,” Cherchesov said and then suddenly got up and left.

The author of the interview reported that “after a long discussion, Cherchesov calmed down a little,” and the interview continued.

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