Former Spartak player Yevgeny Lovchev spoke about another failure of Russian clubs in European competitions. Only one RPL representative managed to break into the spring part of the European competition. Krasnodar will represent Russia in the 1/16 finals of the Europa League.
Lokomotiv (Champions League), Zenit (Champions League) and CSKA (Europa League) took the last places in their groups.
We have a lot of academies in the country: Spartak, CSKA, Dynamo. Where did the national team players come from? Gazinsky – Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Erokhin, Sobolev – Barnaul, Zobnin – Irkutsk, Golovin-Kaltan. In these cities, there was no football in life. Where are our vaunted academies? The boys themselves, without teachers and coaches, went out into the world. We need to think about this, and not about the spring-autumn system “, – Lovchev emphasized.