39-year-old player Alexander Hleb, retired, spoke about the situation in Belarusian football and relations with the Ukrainian striker Artem Milevskiy:
“Now is the time, the company will not gather, friends gather. In recent times people are really trying to be attentive to everything, and now restaurants, by and large, empty. Few people go all serious about the coronavirus. Sufficient information, the 21st century, people prefer not to communicate in those places where a large audience.
In the Belarusian football, at least from what I heard, it was not such a case of infection of a football player. Once the precedent was not, and cancel the football is not going to. Of course, everyone has family, parents, children, but understand that everyone has a responsible attitude to the situation. We have the quarantine is not introduced, the guys are playing, but in my head, this situation sits. We are all human beings, you understand that this does not go away and I can think only about football.
With Milevskiy we have a good relationship, we communicate, of course, not as close friends, but occasionally overwritten. When Artem scores goals, great play in a game I’m writing, congratulations, praise. He also grew up. At a young age everyone passes this stage. Someone less, someone more. Then it seemed that the whole world is at your feet and think it lasts forever. But Artem differently is applies to everything and looks at life differently, although it’s still the same Milevskiy, whom we knew only slightly more Mature.
I sincerely finally understand what football is all. Enough, played enough. There is no feeling that I would like to play, I don’t miss it on football. But the question arises: what next? If not for the coronavirus probably would have tried to go on a coaching course once more to develop and learn. But now I spend more time on family, because of this, of course, more stay home, try not to go without urgent need. Of course, I want to stay in football, I want to develop and help the Belarusian football to go forward. At the moment, God forbid that we all have this infection survived. And then we will see”.