"My call convinced": Romantsev – about Karpin’s decision to stay in the Russian national team

Oleg Romantsev: Karpin himself decided to stay in the national team, my call convinced him of this

MOSCOW, 24 Nov – Ex-coach of the Moscow “Spartak” Oleg Romantsev said that Valery Karpin independently decided to remain in the head of the Russian national football team, but his call convinced the mentor of the correctness of the decision.
Karpin took over the Russian national team at the end of July and brought it to second place in Group H of the World Cup qualifier, having secured the right to fight for the final stage through play-offs. Karpin’s contract, calculated initially until the end of the year, was automatically extended until the end of March 2022. However, after being defeated by the Croats (0: 1), the specialist said that he did not rule out leaving the national team.
“We have an excellent relationship with Karpin. I have always been opposed to post-match press conferences, because the coach speaks on emotions. Here Valery spoke on emotions. left? “. He replied:” Yes. “Now we have to work,” – said Romantsev on the air of “Match TV”
“My call played a decisive role? I don’t think. It was felt in his voice that he had already made a decision. My call convinced him that this decision was correct,” added the former coach of the Russian national team and “Spartak”.

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