The Russian striker moved to the Spanish club in the winter of 2020.
Striker “salty” Fedor Smolov for about an hour talked with the Nobel Arustamian live instagram from a Russian journalist. Here are excerpts of their conversation.
QUARANTINE IN SPAIN
– Sit three weeks in a rented apartment in Vigo. Slowly losing my mind… Asking when you can fly to Moscow. But yet nowhere. Even in Madrid, one of the coaches, “salty” is not released. Everyone is waiting for the decision of the La Liga and the authorities about the quarantine.
Get up, Breakfast, train, chatting with friends, playing Counter-Strike. This is the best way to kill time and distract… Marked with tape on the floor “the ladder” exercise. Still pedaling on a stationary bike. But the ball to me a ride is not time – base closed. And out into the street is prohibited. First fined, for the fourth time in a prison.
– Can cook your own eggs. And so the order delivery. Well, the club hired a housekeeper. A woman comes and helps on the farm. Said that one day in Vigo died 100 people. Horror.
ABOUT LEARNING SPANISH
– The team many speak good English. So problems with communication no. I’m still going to learn the language, but now does not allow laziness to take online lessons. Here ends the quarantine, I will practice Spanish with the guys.
ABOUT THE COUNTRY AND THE FOOTBALL
– Buzz from the Spanish championship. Would like to stay here. The country, too. The people are friendly. The only thing – can’t get used to the Siesta. Too late for dinner, at nine in the evening. To rebuild after Russia was not easy.
– Favorite foods – scrambled eggs with cheese and potatoes, octopus Galician and ham. Only in this way can eat pork. Differently do not use. And “Spartak” have nothing to do with – just don’t like.
ABOUT THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF BELARUS
– A single match was not looking. Only the results. Another entry saw Lukashenko plays football in red-and-green uniform of the national team. Handsome! Such know-bow pas gave…
– Before the match with real Madrid, in which I scored a goal, and talked with the defender of real Madrid Sergio Ramos. Simple, open guy, really is not what he seems on the field. We met in 2017, for a friendly game in St. Petersburg, then exchanged shirts. Then I crossed paths at the world Cup. And now – now.
For “salty” he’s a Prince. The king – after all, Alexander Bridge, was and still is. It and Karpin still remember the warmth. Well, I – all from Saratov.
ABOUT TATTOOS AND “LOKO”
– (On the question of what is more painful is to fill the next tattoo or to train in the “Locomotive” under the direction of Yuri Semin.) Of course, when you make the tattoo more painful. Especially if around the nipple or on the clavicle… And about the training I will say this. As hard as it was in football team, football is still important. So the train, mostly his pleasure. In any team. Any coach.
ABOUT REAL MADRID, BARCELONA AND THE BEGINNING OF
To score a “real” it was prestigious, a memory of a lifetime. But I was more impressed with the style of Barcelona. And I cheer for Milan. I think Lehi the Beginning there would be. In football he is ready. Except that the language should be tightened to make it easier in everyday life.
source: “Soviet sport”