Well-known journalist Roberto Morales shared his thoughts on the future of Oleksandr Petrakov in the Ukrainian national team.
“Here, first of all, Petrakov must give the answer for himself. Because after the game he was in a very nervous state. He must decide for himself whether he needs it.
These gestures... The cross he showed Clark (Scotland national team coach ed.) after the fight. As I understand it, it somehow hinted at the end.
And everything that happened at the post-match press conference was pure panic and hysteria. Everyone has his own moments of breakdowns, here he himself must answer first of all.
Whether to continue the contract or not is a matter of alternative. Is it possible now to invite another specialist to the national team?
Petrakov is successful in his model - the careful vertical football that brought him success with the youth team at the World Cup. But this is not the kind of football that the best players in Ukraine play. Obviously they want something else.
There are no coaches available right now. Talk about Rebrov - it is he who must break the contract, to put it mildly, not small, moreover, he only recently extended it. Therefore, the question of a new coach is now open. Especially against the backdrop of talk about what Dynamo Rebrov wants to take for himself.
According to Shevchenko, I think this is unrealistic, since there is no budget to attract quality assistants. Let's be honest, is Shevchenko a coach? I do not believe that he has already become a full-fledged coach. Yes, he has authority as a football player, but this should be the work of the headquarters. Assembling this headquarters is not realistic now:
- firstly, there are no financial opportunities now;
- Secondly, Shevchenko, most likely, is now looking at leading Ukrainian football. Such options exist. This is a completely different story and not the same responsibility. Now this is being decided at the political level, and he just has support in the Office of the President of Ukraine.
Rotan is possible. Considering that his team completed the task and reached the final part of the youth Euro.
There are very few options for strong coaches to attract them to the national team,” said Morales.