Tatiana Tarasova: “I think Trusova should have stayed with Tutberidze. She emerged out of nowhere and disappeared into nothing.”

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Translation of Tatiana Tarasova’s comments about Alexandra Trusova and her change of coaches.

original source: Sport24

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Tatiana Tarasova believes that Alexandra Trusova shouldn’t have left Eteri Tutberidze.

Previously, Alexandra Trusova expressed her views on switching coaches in an interview, “I don’t consider it betrayal. You combine two different approaches and become stronger.”

Here’s translation of Tatiana Tarasova’s comments.

“It’s not fair to say that when an athlete leaves a coach, they betray them. But, at the same time, you can’t say that they don’t. On one hand, you shouldn’t forget the many years of work and the coach’s efforts to turn the athlete into a champion.

On the other hand, athletes all around the world change coaches when they want to make changes in their work, work with different specialists, improve themselves, create new programs, and simply explore different approaches.

It’s quite hurtful for a coach who has been there from the very beginning, but if it happens through normal human conversation and expressions of gratitude, it can’t be considered betrayal. Unfortunately, that’s rare.

I also had athletes under my guidance who left their coaches. They were both our athletes and Italians, French, Japanese, and Americans. This practice exists worldwide.

When Trusova left Tutberidze for Plushenko and then returned, Eteri handled it exceptionally well. She accepted her back without saying a word, which is a rare occurrence. I was amazed at how she managed to do it!

It was the action of a great, intelligent coach. The girl was just wandering around. I think Trusova should have stayed with Tutberidze. It’s a shame she couldn’t find the strength within herself to come back. She emerged out of nowhere and disappeared into nothing,” said the Honored Coach of the USSR.


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