Cherchesov said on the return of Smolov on usual level
Forward «Dynamo» Fedor Smolov returned to its usual level, and the coaching staff of Russian national team is in touch with him. About it in interview «Sport-Express» said the head coach of a national team Stanislav Cherchesov.
Smolov missed the matches of Russian national team against Cyprus and Scotland because of injury. In the current season of the Russian Premier League he played 11 matches and scored three goals.
The correspondent of the edition expressed the opinion that Smolov is on the decline, but Cherchesov said. «In my opinion, Smolov recently returned to its usual level. We talked to him recently when he was injured, and I expressed regret that he won’t be at the October gathering,» — said Cherchesov.
Smolov was a member of the 2018 world Cup. The player is able to implement the shootout in the 1/8 finals of the tournament with Spain — 1:1 (4:3 on penalties) and failed to beat the goalkeeper in a series of 1/4 finals with Croatia — 2:2 (3:4 pen.). Just the national team CSKA Moscow, he played 39 matches and scored 14 goals.