Washington captain Alexander Ovechkin explained why he will not play for the Russian national team at the 2021 World Cup in Riga after being eliminated from the Stanley Cup. The striker said that during the season in the NHL, he received a lot of injuries and does not feel ready for one hundred percent.
Washington forward Alexander Ovechkin explained why he will not play for the Russian national team at the 2021 World Cup in Riga.
“I talked to people from the national team and said that if I was needed,I would come. But it was a tough year for my body: there were a lot of minor injuries, serious damage before the playoffs. What is, is. A difficult situation.
Of course, I would like to go, I would like to play. But if I’m not one hundred percent ready, I’m sure that it’s better to take the guys who are ready, ” the 35-year-old Ovechkin said in an interview with the official website of “Washington“.