Reactions to Chivu’s retirement
You can find below the captain’s goodbye note, but I find very interesting some comments made by some Romanians involved in the game.
Ioan Sdrobis, one of Chivu’s first coaches: “He just proved that he’s not a man. He left the battlefield, in the middle of the war – he could have done this after the games versus Bosnia.”
Ioan Becali, Chivu’s agent: “I had no idea, but in the end we have to respect his choice. I think that his wife Adelina talked him into this.”
Gheorghe Hagi, legend: “He was an outstanding player for the national team and we have to be proud of what he did for Romania. I’ve known him as a person and as a player and I say with all my heart that he has my outmost respect.”
Not hard to tell the difference between a bitter old man, a greedy agent and someone who knows what’s it all about, right?