September 26, 2022
Oleksandr Zinchenko will 'never forget' Man City support during invasion of Ukraine

Zinchenko broke down in tears after City sealed the Premier League title, his fourth with the club, following a 3-2 victory over Aston Villa. The Ukranian player draped his country’s flag around the trophy in the post-match celebrations.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “It’s unforgettable emotions for me. For all Ukrainians which at the moment are starving, they are surviving, in my country because of Russian aggression.

“It [support] means everything to me. I want to die for these people. For all this support because what people gave me, what they have done for me during this period, the toughest period of my life, I am so appreciative. I will never forget this. Never in my life.”

“Honestly at some point, especially in the beginning, I didn’t even think too much about football,” he said. “It’s impossible to live in the same time with what is happening in my country. But with all the support I’ve had we did it.”

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