From “dismiss Cherchesova” to “Cherchesov – genius” for a week.
To Cherchesov there were many claims: he arrogantly behaved at press conferences, Russia extremely unsuccessfully played in friendly matches and could not win in any way, the national team did not call midfielder Igor Denisov, who had a conflict with the coach. A few weeks before the first match of the tournament, the specialist dramatically changed the placement of players on the field, which was played specially for the 2018 World Cup. It was under Cherchesov that the Russian team dropped to the 70th place in the FIFA rating.
There were those who supported Cherchesov. For example, Ivan Urgant launched a flashmob # of a desire for love , dedicated to the Russian coach. But after the victories over Saudi Arabia and Egypt with a total score of 8-1, he had much more personal fans. Someone praised him as a joke, someone – in earnest
What journalists wrote about Cherchesov before the 2018 World Cup
Stanislav Cherchesov, I understand that for a year and a half you have been living in the regime of “nothing to strive for”: you are the coach of the Russian national team; you play only friendly matches, and whatever they end, on the air of the main sports channel you caress a good acquaintance Yura Cherdantsev; a very specific dismissal will pass you by (because Bukharov scores Belgium in the 92nd minute); you are on a horse, all at your feet, someone – total football, you – total euphoria.
But any euphoria is always replaced by a heavy hangover. You have it, most likely, will come on June 19, when your team will fall under one of the best football players of our time – Mohamed Salah.
It is impossible to understand the logic of a layman. The team has been trained for a long time by a copper statue of Cherchesov. You can only hope for a lucky chance. I do not know what else to say. I would like to try to talk less about the national team.
Why Dzuba instead of Chalov, if the coaches have never run the system with a large striker? Why Cheryshev, and not much more diverse Tashayev?
The films “Movement Up” and “Coach” perfectly illustrate the difference between attitudes towards football and all other sports in Russia. While other athletes in the eyes of Russians are heroes who glorify the Fatherland, beating Americans, football is considered scorched earth, covered with three layers of shit. It is unfortunate that because of one management error after the World Cup, this stereotype will only become stronger.
What they wrote about Cherchesov before the 2018 World Cup in social networks
Ёпрст! До ЧМ меньше недели, а Черчесов говорит, что есть время всё исправить !? Нормально… а ??!😡 pic.twitter.com/80niH5db1Q
— Громов Сергей (@sohi1962) June 8, 2018
Станислав Черчесов прямо сейчас pic.twitter.com/1dZ8KGSevB
— Sports.ru (@sportsru) May 30, 2018
— Sports.ru (@sportsru) June 19, 2018
Иди шампунь рекламируй! pic.twitter.com/L6komiM478
— Sports.ru (@sportsru) June 14, 2018
TV channel “Che” in honor of the national team coach changed its name in social networks to “Stanislav Che”.
After the final whistle of the match with Egypt, the commentator of “Russia 1” Vladimir Stognienko included on the phone the song of the group “Leningrad” under the title “You are just a space, Stas” and put the device to your microphone.
Российский комментатор Владимир Стогниенко после матча своей сборной включил в прямой эфир песню для главного тренера🎶
— Tribuna.com Беларусь (@goalsby) June 19, 2018