The Russian striker of the Odessa "Chernomorets" Vasily Pavlov spoke about the attitude towards himself of the fans and teammates. Interview with a football player published on Sports.ru.
Pavlov noted that he had never met a negative reaction from the Ukrainians. "One day a man from the team approached me and said in his ear:" Listen, I have a lot in my family with this conflict, but I treat you perfectly – no problem. "It became so pleasant at the same time: as if not one person said this, but the whole of Ukraine," he said.
28-year-old Pavlov is the only Russian football player to play in the Ukrainian Premier League. When he turned to Chernomorets in February 2019, he became the first Russian in the championship within five years. It is noteworthy that Pavlov is not considered a legionary: he is included in the club's application, as a Moldovan citizen, where he also spent part of his career.
Pavlov is known in Russia for his participation in the reality show & # 39; Who wants to be a legion? & # 39 ;, where Russian coaches Valery Karpin and Sergey Yuran were mentors of players. The attacker also collaborated in 2016 with Karpin in Armavir Torpedo. Also in the attacker's history there are clubs such as the Moldavian Dacia, the Norwegian Brann, the Kazan Rubin and the Khimki near Moscow.
In the current draw of the championship of Ukraine, Pavlov played nine games and scored with one goal.