“I think that we missed teamwork and also the reasons lie in the field of psychology. Also, changing the players before the Olympic Games was a big mistake. The team was not ready to withstand the stress and pressure of the Rio Olympics. I’m sure that Marichev wanted to do the best. The defeat against Serbia still hurts. I know that Yuri Marichev is preparing his team by talking to every player separately. Guess what happened? Our three main players stayed in the village, avoiding the practice. These three are Scherban, Goncharova and Kosheleva. I don’t know if this is the main reason of our failure…” reveals Fadeev.
What these three players are going to say in their defense?