Defender of the St. Petersburg Zenit Yaroslav Rakitskiy after moving to Russia, remembered in Donetsk
Former player of Shakhtar in an interview with the Russian TV channel said that is a patriot of Donetsk region.
While Yaroslav Rakitskiy said that he was hard moving from Donetsk, when the war began.
“I got a tattoo of a miner not long ago, two years ago. I am a patriot of Donetsk region. Donetsk is my most favorite city. I find it hard without him.
When it happened and we had to leave his native city, it has hit us all. For the fans of Shakhtar, the players. And how much pressure was on the club! We wandered here and there. First they said that will be based in Kharkov, then moved to Kiev. Have lost much. The Donbass arena was a great stadium. My heart will always be there.
And now, unfortunately, not so many fans who worry about us and go to the stadium. The same can be said about the championship of Ukraine. Many people now, not football,” said Rakitskiy, the TV channel Russia 24.
Recall that the defender of Shakhtar and Ukraine national team Yaroslav Rakitskiy left the Donetsk club and moved to Russia, where he will play for the St. Petersburg Zenit.
The Ukrainian defender has signed with Zenit a contract for three and a half years. In his new team the player will play under 44-m number. The cost of the transfer was not disclosed but as reported earlier, Zenith was able to reduce the amount of transfer up to 10 million euros, while the miner demanded for his counsel, 14 million. However, the Donetsk club will be able to get another 2 million euros in bonuses depending on the results of the performance of the player.
Wages Yaroslav Rakytskyy at the Zenith is about 2.5 million euros per year.
Note that Yaroslav Rakitskiy his entire professional career spent at Shakhtar. As part of the Donetsk club defender played 326 matches and scored 14 goals. This season, the player participated in 16 matches for the Miners and scored one goal.
Along with a miner player, seven-time champion of Ukraine, won six Cups and six super cups.
On account of Yaroslav Rakitskiy also 54 games and five scoring strikes in the national team of Ukraine.
Recall that Rakitskiy was expelled from the national team of Ukraine: “deleted without explanation.”
As reported Politeka, the transition Rakitskiy at the Zenith delighted in “DNR”: “We respect that.”
Also Politeka wrote about how much Rakitskiy was sold to Zenit: sounded impressive lifting.