Former Ukraine midfielder Oleg Gusev recalled his last appearance for the main team of the country.
“I said recently that in all the years of performances for the national team I have played 14 games on the bench, not leaving the field. Now, 12 of them have the time of Mykhailo Fomenko. Me cause I’m not. Me again cause I just replaced. And so two years. I asked the coaches: “Need?” Replied: “Yes.” But again not released.
Was thinking to abandon his visits to the national team is just not competitive. However, people close to me discouraged. “Be patient,” said, “left a bit before the anniversary”. One hundred matches for the national team anyway pressing on me. Still, I wanted to take this milestone, but, alas, did not happen.
The most memorable, if I may say so, match the home friendly against Wales. There was only one replacement, and you were seven, and I could not understand why it happened. Thought understand when I become a coach. I still don’t understand, although I am just a beginner specialist. It was possible to try new tactics, look at the other players, but then there was a version that Mykhailo Fomenko wanted to check, will players be able to withstand 90 minutes. Checked – able. Won with the account 1:0. Before that, incidentally, beat Cyprus, and there, in Odessa, I played 45 minutes. This was my last match for the national team of Ukraine”, – said Gusev.
Note that Oleh Husiev played 99 matches for the Ukraine national team and scored 13 goals. He is in the top 5 best scorers of the team and in the top 4 by the number of matches played.
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