"One should probably be left alone after games like that one", Cherchesov about Smolov
The striker missed during the penalty shootout.
Stanislav Cherchesov, the head coach of the Russian national team, spoke about all the hate the striker Fyodor Smolov has been getting after he failed to score a penalty kick in the 2018 World Cup game of Russia and Croatia (2-2, 3-4 pen.).
"One should probably be left alone after games like that one. In any case, I have not said a single word to him about scoring or not scoring”, he said.
“Time will pass, we will have a thorough analysis, we’ll have a meeting and will discuss what we can do to make it better, so that it would not happen again," Cherchesov said.