Al-Ain coach, Ukrainian Serhii Rebrov, insisted that Ukrainian international Andriy Yarmolenko, who was moved to the “leadership” line at the end of his contract with West Ham, will be a star at Al Ain and can lead the Ukrainian. Among the benefits that await him is the national team.
Speaking to Ukrainian newspaper “Football 24”, Reprov downplayed the difficulties that Yarmolenko might face and could affect the player’s future in the national team, stressing that there is no cause for concern and that the player can lead the team. Some, the clubs here have high profile players, I believe Yarmolenko will be a star at Al Ain.
Al Ain Club have become the first Ukrainian player to sign Ukrainian international Andriy Yarmolenko (32) on a one-year deal until the end of the 2022-2023 season on a free transfer from West Ham. Al Ain’s history and contract with the player came on the recommendation of coach Rebro.
In the same context, Serhii Rebrov told Ukrainian newspaper “Sport” that Al Ain club has a clear policy on signing players, which is not to sign a player over 30 years old, and “Since I came to Al Ain, the club has not signed an old player, the club discourages old players. Seeing as absent, I am grateful to the club’s management for their faith in Yarmolenko.
The Ukrainian coach indicated that he spoke to his teammate before signing and told him of the strength of the competition in the Emirates League: “It doesn’t matter what anyone says, but for me, I think the league here is strong, the foreign players here are mostly Brazilians and Argentine players, the competition here is exciting.”
On the other hand, preparations have been completed for the team’s mission to the German city of Bad Gögeg, which sees the first phase of the outdoor camp till July 31, during which the team will play two friendlies. The second phase will begin on July 31 with six friendlies in the Austrian city of Jenburg, while the foreign ministry camp ends on August 21, the return date.
Yarmolenko is the first Ukrainian player to wear an Al Ain shirt
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