Marlos named the reason for leaving the national team of Ukraine
Marlos made his debut for the Ukrainian national team on October 6, 2017.
Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Marlos decided to & nbsp; end his career in the Ukrainian national team, Chronicle.info reports. referring to the Correspondent.
The 33-year-old footballer explained the reasons for this decision and admitted that he was happy to be part of the national team.
& # 171; The national team of Ukraine was the decision that I made. I was very happy to participate in this project, to help myself and other players grow, and the national team to achieve good results. I believe that this was a positive period in my career.
I am very upset saying that I am leaving the Ukrainian national team. Few people know, but I have certain physical problems and limitations associated with a previous operation that do not allow me to play as much as I would like – I do not feel very well.
The moment has come in my career when I need to concentrate on the club. Now is the time when I can give more and help Shakhtar. It's sad, but I have to do it.
In any case, my heart will always be with the Ukrainian national team and teammates. My support will be unlimited.
For me, these moments are some of the best in my life in Ukraine. I have never spent as much time with the national team as now, during the off-season, when we were preparing for the Euro. This was probably one of the best periods.
After training, we got together with all the players in the numbers, and at these moments I saw how cool the guys were. Naturally, I'm talking about the players not only of Shakhtar, but also of other clubs.
For example, Malinovsky, Zinchenko – I saw what kind of people they are. And all of them were remembered even more especially than before & # 187;, & # 8212; quotes the words of Marlos & nbsp; Shakhtar's official website.
The midfielder also told whom he became friends with the most from the national team.
& # 171; I have always been a collective player and communicated with all the guys. But if you single out someone lately, then this is the goalkeeper Buschan. We built a good relationship, always after training and matches we dined with him and Pyatov.
It was a memorable time that I will carry with me for many years to come. Thank you all & # 187 ;, & # 8212; added Marlos.
Recall that the midfielder made his debut for the Ukrainian national team on October 6, 2017 in the qualifying match for the World Cup against the national team of Kosovo. In four years, he played 26 matches for the national team, in which he scored 1 goal.