Russia-Ukraine war: Ukrainian star Oleksandr Zinchenko break down into tears in Gary Lineker’s interview

Former England Footballer and now turned out journalist, Gary Linkeker described his “the most heart-rending interview” he’s ever done. In his show, what the match of the day he interviewed Manchester City defender Oleksandr Zinchencko as they talked about war in Ukraine

Manchester City’s Ukrainian star Oleksandr Zinchenko was brought to tears during an emotional interview with BBC Sport on Friday.

Ukraine defender talked about war  Russia’s invasion of his home country and offered a real insight into the horror event recently took place 

Gary Lineker said on Twitter that it was “the most emotional and heart-rending interview I’ve ever done,” and it’s easy to why as Zinchenko choked during the interview as he stated the conditions of Ukrainian people, and his family who are still at serious risk.

“I’m so proud to be Ukrainian, and I will be forever for the rest of my life. And when you’re watching the people, how they fight for their lives,” the 25-year-old said.

“I know the people, the mentality of my people from my country, they prefer to die, and they will die. But they’re not going to give [up].

I’ll be honest, if not for my daughter, my family, I would be there,” he insisted.

“I’m just born like that. I know the people from my country, the mentality of them, and all of them, they think exactly the same.”

After all Russia attacked Ukraine just over a week ago, with this current war people wants to evacuate as soon as possible but others have chosen to stay and fight for their country.

Many big nations has backed Ukraine by sending troops and armors to fight against Russian army 

“I’m so grateful to all these people for the support. I didn’t realise it’s going to be like that in this way. So I would like to say all of them big thanks. I appreciate it,”Zinchenko added.

Manchester City defender has also point out at Russian athletes who have refused to speak up about the invasion.

“I was surprised that no-one, not one of them [has said anything].

“Most of them play in the national team and they have a lot of followers on Instagram, Facebook … and they can at least do something to stop this war. Because the people can hear them.

I already know that they scared. But they’re scared of what? They’re not gonna do anything with them.”

Zinchenko also revealed why he chose to do the interview.

“I was thinking a few days about this interview. Should I do it? Should I not? But I just want to send the message to all the people, that please don’t ignore this. We need to stop the war.