Russia captain Andrey Arshavin has officially apologized for the team’s bush-league performance at Euro 2012. Dick Advocaat’s charges finished third in their Group A and despite fans’ high expectations returned home empty-handed.
the 31-year-old told the St. Petersburg-based 100TV channel.
“It’s no good to sit idle under these circumstances, that’s why I chose a time to speak out,” Arshavin said four days after Russia’s blunder in the final group stage game against Greece.
“I will do it once and for all, and won’t return to this issue in the future,” he added.
Hours after Russia was knocked out of the competition at the hands of no conjurers Greece, the captain was caught in Warsaw’s Bristol Hotel lobby saying to a group of Russian VIP fans that if they were upset by the team’s performance, that was “their problem.” The careless phrase naturally added more fuel to Russian fans’ flame of discontent.
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