Manchester City defender Oleksandr Zinchenko has revealed that he and his family were sent death threats following the mistake he made during Ukraine’s defeat to Germany.
Andriy Shevchenko’s Ukraine are battling to avoid relegation from the top tier of the UEFA Nations League, but their chances were dealt a blow when they lost 3-1 to Germany on Saturday.
Germany were behind in the game to an early goal from Roman Yaremchuk, but the match pivoted when Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sane equalised after Zinchenko had been robbed of possession by Leon Goretzka.
Two goals from Chelsea striker Timo Werner sealed the 3-1 win for Germany, and Zinchenko incurred the wrath of some Ukraine fans.
It would appear some of the criticism crossed a line, as Zinchenko took to Instagram to say: “Reading all the dirt that poured on me and my family after yesterday’s game, once again convinced what kind of people we have and how they can support.”
“Fortunately or unfortunately, the demand is already such that it is no longer permissible to make mistakes on someone else’s half of the field.
“For losing the ball on someone else’s half of the field, I repeat, people wish you and your family death.
“Feeling responsible for the defeat, I turn to adequate fans, which we, unfortunately, have little left. The final is waiting for all of us with you, be with the team,” he added.
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