Russia has launched an attack, with Ukraine responding with limited force. In Assam, some are taking refuge in bomb shelters to save their lives, others are leaving the country. Impressions are gained in a fluid, global, diffused way. The venue for the Champions League final has been moved from Moscow. Poland have refused to play a crucial World Cup qualifier against Russia. Meanwhile, Chelsea is becoming an object of hatred despite being an English club.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. Abramovich is rumored to be close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The billionaire has been instrumental in keeping Putin in power for so many years and strengthening his hand. The House of Commons has called for the removal of Chelsea’s ownership from Abramovich. Coach Thomas Tuchel has admitted that Chelsea players are under a lot of stress.
Chelsea is more concerned with off-field events than with on-field ones
Chelsea is more concerned with off-field events than with on-field onesPhoto: Reuters
Chelsea will play in the Carabao Cup (League Cup) final against Liverpool tomorrow. In today’s pre-match press conference, Tukhel had to talk about Ukraine-Russia war, not football. Tuchel is feeling the wrath of the people against Chelsea because of Abramovich. And he acknowledged that in the current context, it is normal for people to criticize the club, which they represent. I understand that and I can’t completely separate myself from this. ‘
The current situation is also affecting the mental state of the players and the coaching staff. Many footballers are openly condemning Russia. Two Russian footballers have also spoken out against the war. In this situation, public opinion is developing against a Bolian club in the Russian sense. The poison of hatred has begun to impress on the minds of the players, ‘It doesn’t matter, we should not think so. The situation is terrible for me, for my staff, for the players here. ‘
Abramovich is one of Putin’s closest associates
Abramovich is one of Putin’s closest associatesPhoto: Collected
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. But even if you want something as big as war, there is no denying that it is not a big and isolated incident. It’s a matter of European thinking, it’s happening in Europe and we are part of Europe. Europe has been at war for a long time, it was unthinkable for me. The effect is clear and the discussion has an effect.
Tukhel has accepted that he will be hated for the sake of ownership. For now, the Chelsea coach can only wish good luck to the victims of the war, saying: Good luck to them, this is the most important thing now. ‘