Captain Mitryushkin runs rules over Russia
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Russia captain Anton Mitryushkin told UEFA.com about his team-mates, including the team's "engine", a "very stylish man" and someone "who's not afraid of anything".
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Ahead of the UEFA European Under-19 Championship final against Spain, Russia captain Anton Mitryushkin gave UEFA.com the lowdown on his team-mates.
He's a really tough guy.
He's the one who's responsible for the music that gets played in the dressing room.
There are some secrets about him! Let's says he is the cruellest player in the team because he gets a lot of yellow cards.
He's different on the field compared to how he is in ordinary life. In ordinary life he's very calm and silent, but he's very fierce when he gets on to the pitch.
He's like the engine of our team, our motor.
This man is not afraid of anything.
He is our best goalscorer – he got a new record here and we're glad for him and we're happy to have him on our team. You always expect him to score.
He's the biggest game-player in our team – he's best at all the video games.
He's a technically gifted player and one of our quickest.
He's one of my best team-mates and we have a very good relationship, despite playing in the same position and being rivals.
He's my closest friend and he's a good player. We both play for Spartak Moskva and we have a good relationship.
He's very quiet and calm in life so it can be quite hard to read him.
He's the youngest player we have, yet he is one of the strongest players we've got. And he's got a big beard!
He's our super-sub. He's always coming off the bench and scoring important goals for us.
He is the most serious member of our team. He's serious about life, about football – about everything.
He's a very stylish man – he's very into fashion. 'Valuable' would be his middle name.
He's the new guy on the team. He may be quiet and subdued when you talk to him, but he is tough out there on the pitch.