Grzegorz Krychowiak stood up for Maciej Rybus. The Polish representative believes that an unjustified wave of criticism fell on the player of Spartak Moscow.
Maciej Rybus was temporarily suspended by Czesław Michniewicz. The coach of the Polish national team announced that the player will not receive a call-up as long as he plays in the Russian league.
The coach’s decision was influenced by the war in Ukraine, which was provoked by Vladimir Putin’s country. Due to the unjustified aggression against our eastern neighbor, many players decided to leave Russia. Rybus, meanwhile, moved to Spartak Moscow.
A wave of criticism fell on the left-back then. Now it is opposed by Grzegorz Krychowiak, who was also accused of hypocrisy in connection with the transfer from Krasnodar to Saudi Arabia.
– Everyone is pouring out frustration on Maciek Rybus, as if he was the one who decided about the whole war in Ukraine. You have to remember that he is much more closely tied to Russia than we are. He has a wife and children from that country, and has been performing there for a long time. Looking at it from the outside, we don’t have all the information about his situation. It is easy to throw slogans: “Go away! You can’t play in Russia because they are killing people in Ukraine! ”. It is not that simple, it is not just about financial matters – believes Krychowiak.
– These are life matters, you need to think carefully about such a decision, make the best choice for yourself and your loved ones. In my opinion, the huge criticism that fell on him was incomprehensible. The fact that he stayed there has no bearing on whether or how long the war in Ukraine will continue. If his departure meant that all this drama for our neighbors would end, he would probably leave. Only that his game in Moscow has no effect on the situation in Ukraine – he adds.
At the same time, the defensive midfielder admits that he does not know if he would have left Russia himself had it not been for FIFA’s help. The football headquarters opened an additional transfer window, which was used by, among others, Grzegorz Krychowiak.
– When someone puts you up against a wall, it doesn’t make it easier for you to get out of a difficult situation. My and Maciek’s situation was not the same, he signed a new contract, I had an important contract with Krasnodar, but if FIFA had not given the green light to foreigners to go on loan, I do not know where I would be today. My club didn’t want me to leave. They spent a lot of money on me, they wanted me to stay and play. These are not easy matters, decisions that depend only on us – he emphasized in an interview with “Przegląd Sportowy”.