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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?

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  1. May 24, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Really disappointed to see one of our best players (if not THE best in the current team) retire from the national team, it’ll be difficult to replace him adequately enough (in the left-back position, Rat is a good player but no way near as good as Chivu imo , and Nesu is decent but he’s paralyzed for the rest of his life… – as a defensive mid Chivu played very well too, but I think we have many more decent candidates for that position).

    Good luck Chivule, we’re gonna miss you.

  2. micolasule
    May 31, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I remember him playing with Ajax at Arsenal in the Champions League. Still one of the best performances I’ve ever seen from a defender.

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