Former goalkeeper of Zenit and the Russian national team Vyacheslav Malafeev gave an interview in which he told how he survived the death of his wife Marina in a car accident in St. Petersburg in March 2011.
“It's been a long time. Now I remember it calmly and philosophically. What has happened cannot be changed in any way. And at that moment in time, of course, it was a great tragedy. After which you have to be really strong in order to experience it all, accept and move on. Regardless of everything, life goes on.
Being strong means not giving up, not blaming anyone, not making anyone guilty, not justifying yourself or anyone else. That moment in time was a strong motivator for me to prove to everyone that I cannot be broken. In fact, I have had one of the best years of my career.
There was pressure, there were informational consequences, problems and so on. All this pressed, but I wanted to prove the opposite to everyone. Many wrote: that's it, he finished his career, after that it is impossible to play and so on. If memory serves, about four days after that I already entered the field.
Being strong is not something that someone helped you. Nobody can do this: neither psychologists, nor relatives. It all depends on the person. How did you accept this information, how quickly did you digest it and experience what you are doing next. The question is how to overcome this as soon as possible. We all know that time always heals.
Later, we often talked with the children on this topic, came and come to the cemetery. It happens that one of the children will become sad, so to speak.
Now we live with Katya. She fully acts as a mother. Not just acting, but also being a mother. Naturally, children feel it. Although at first it was not easy. Especially with Ksyusha. But over time, they became very close, until the transitional age were not spilling water, "- said Malafeev in the podcast" Dad in the building."
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