Yesterday one of Russian main TV-channels showed an interview with Eteri Tutberidze where she confirmed that Evgenia Medvedeva is leaving her. Some statements from the interview:
Of course, the rumors were blowing, by that time I have already texted Zhenya, but she didn’t answer either my sms or calls. Therefore, after watching the news on the Channel one, I realized that Zhenya had left us.
It should be just a belief in the coach, daily belief in the result, not some imposing conditions. If she imposing some conditions or does not respond to SMS, calls then parting with Zhenya is probably inevitable. The athlete shows reluctance.
It’s probably some challenge from Orser, because in an interview he said that Trusova is a short-term phenomenon, well, whatever the phenomenon she is, she made history. She skated, she went and jumped, made two quadruples clean. Well, come and admit it, say: “Well done, girl!”. Therefore, I have a feeling that Orser challenged me. – Eteri said.
They also showed some screens of Eteri’s phone with SMS with no response. And now my “favorite” part of Eteri’s comments:
Just after Zhenyu left the Olympics ice she said a completely childish phrase: “Couldn’t you have kept Zagitova in juniors for another year?”
I said: “Zhenya, what are you talking about? We have to give everyone equal chances. We have no right to keep a person like this”.
What do I think about this situation? It was so predictable. I don’t what to judge, or choose parties. My personal opinion is they all know what they were signing up for and it’s too late to put a good face on things. Be prepared for many interviews and comments. I’ll try to keep your update and make some translations.