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The Belarusian coach working in the UPL admitted that he wants to give interviews only in Ukrainian

Football club “Rukh” is preparing for the new season of the UPL.

Leonid Kuchuk / photo by FC Rukh

Football club “Rukh” resumed the training process and began preparations for the new season championship of Ukraine.

In an interview with the club press service the head coach of the team Leonid Kuchuk commented on the resumption of training of the Lviv team.

The Belarusian specialist spoke about the plans and sparring of the first training camp, talented youth and football during the war. The coach also admitted that he is learning Ukrainian and wants to give interviews only in Ukrainian.

“There were a lot of emotions at the first training session, because the team started preparing for the season. We have a large group of players. We divided them into two groups of 25 players, held 2 sessions. Next week there will be another group. They will all train according to the general program , and the coaching staff will make every effort to prepare them well.

Plans for this training camp? While it makes no sense to force the preparation, now there will be mostly drag training. Of course, we plan sparring matches for each group of players. We want to play the first sparring this weekend. We also have an agreement with the Polish Jagiellonia from Bialystok on a control meeting. We’ll do it on July 6th. We have a lot of work ahead of us.

photo of FC Rukh

We attract a lot of young people to training with the foundation. These guys have to endure and wait for their chance. To get into the main team, they will have to go through several levels of training. We have already played for the basis of young performers. Honorary President of “Rukh” Grigory Kozlovsky has repeatedly noted that the future of the team belongs to the youth. We give them such an opportunity, we create conditions for healthy competition in which these guys can progress.

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Football during the war This is a new experience not only for the players and the coaching staff. I believe that everything will be fine, there will be peace in Ukraine and our younger generation will not be afraid of rockets and explosions, but will play football and delight the fans. I am happy that I have the opportunity to train such a large number of talented young people, and I will do my best to pass on my experience to them. In addition, I set myself the task of speaking Ukrainian. I try to improve it every day and will only give interviews in Ukrainian,” Kuchuk said.

Recall that due to the full-scale war unleashed by the Russian Federation, Ukrainian football championship ended ahead of schedule. The UPL standings for the 2021/22 season are as of February 24, 2022.

“Rukh” took 11th place in the standings, earning 18 points for 17 matches played.

Leonid Kuchuk: career

  • Kuchuk has been heading FC Rukh since August 4, 2021.
  • In the championship of Ukraine, Leonid Kuchuk also worked in Kiev “Arsenal” and “Steel” Kamenskoye.
  • At the end of the 2011/12 season, he was recognized as the best coach of the Ukrainian championship.
  • For a long period of time he worked at Sheriff. With this club, he became the champion of Moldova 6 times, won the Cup and the Super Cup of the country three times.

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