Al-Ain coach, Ukrainian Sergei Rebrov, emphasized that Ukraine international Andrei Yarmolenko, who moved to the ranks of the “leader” after the end of his contract with West Ham, will be a star in Al Ain and will be able his to the Ukrainian national team in the benefits that await him.
Speaking to the Ukrainian newspaper “Football 24″, Rebrov downplayed the difficulties Yarmolenko could face and what could affect the player’s future in the national team, emphasizing that there is no cause for concern and that the player will be able to lead the team. Some clubs here have high level players, I’m sure Yarmolenko will become a star in Al Ain.”
The club Al Ain had signed Ukraine international Andriy Yarmolenko (age 32) for a period of one year until the end of the 2022-2023 season on a free transfer, coming from West Ham, becoming the first Ukrainian player in history from Al Ain, and the contract with the player came on the recommendation of coach Rebrov.
In the same context, Sergey Rebrov told the Ukrainian newspaper “Sport” that Al Ain’s club has a clear policy when signing players, which is not to contract a player over 30 years old, adding: “Since I was in Al Ain arrived, the club has not signed an old player. The club sees the older players as lacking motivation, I am grateful to the management of the club for trusting Yarmolenko.”
The Ukrainian coach admitted that he had spoken to his compatriot before signing and told him the strength of the competition in the Emirates League, saying: “Whatever anyone says, but for me I think the competition is strong here, the foreign players here are mostly Brazilians and Argentines, the competition here is exciting.”
On the other hand, preparations have been completed for the team’s mission tomorrow to travel to the German city of Bad Gögeg, which will witness the first phase of the remote camp until July 31, in which the team will play two friendly matches, while the the second phase will begin on July 31 in the Austrian city of Jenburg, with six friendlies, while the camp will conclude on August 21 with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the date of return to the country.
Yarmolenko is the first Ukrainian player to wear the Al Ain shirt
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