The Russia-Ukraine war has more or less affected all the nations across the globe in every sphere, especially within Ukraine itself. Now, the Ukrainian goalkeeper, Anatoliy Trubin, has also expressed his heartbreak at seeing the war-ridden country where he grew up.
The 20-year-old Ukrainian footballer is one of the brightest players in his country with the nickname “Ukrainian Courtois.” For this promising player, the Russian invasion of his country has become a “nightmare.”
“I don’t understand how it’s possible in 2022 and for me it’s like a nightmare and it’s really scary for everyone in Ukraine. A lot of players are helping our country, and of course, I do the same. And it’s really important right now for our military, for our country at home,” he said in an interview with CNN.
The Shakhtar Donetsk keeper, along with his mates, has been doing whatever he can to help his country get through this dire state. They are trying to communicate with the outside world through social media and are gathering money to send assistance to different cities.
He thinks the spirits of the Ukrainian people are the strongest, and nothing can separate that ingrained spirit from their bodies. “If we do something, we do it for 1% to 100%. And we try to give everything what we can do, “he stated.
Reminiscing about his past playing at Mariupol, Trubin said, “When I was 13, I think, our team played in Mariupol, and we played one year ago. Now, my heart is bleeding and a lot of people— a lot of children— killed and I don’t understand it. Putin is a killer and I don’t understand how it’s possible.”
The young goalkeeper firmly believes that they will win this war and that their country will become stronger, more beautiful, and one of the best in the world.