However, unlike Miro, Zagitova found many defenders on the Web. Loyal fans believe that Alina did the right thing, and people “need to think before embracing a stranger like that,” as most people feel unpleasant.
Recall that in early December, the Olympic champion made an unexpected statement about a career break. The news caused a wave of heated discussions among fans. No less heated debate broke out among the coaching staff. Tatyana Tarasova and Evgeni Plushenko expressed their comments about Alina’s possible departure from the sport, and they received a sharp response from Eteri Tutberidze. “For three programs, Alina Zagitova showed the result more than some athletes in the top ten. It is unfortunate that at the time of Alina's greatest achievements, you criticized her so much. Probably because of great love,” the coach informed the team.
However, later the figure skater herself decided to clarify the situation, putting an end to the debate. “I will not go anywhere, but I will not participate in the upcoming Russian championship. I want to clarify right away that without selection I do not pretend to either the European Championship or the World Championship, where I have always been selected according to the sporting principle. I stay on the ice, I will continue to train. I think that this is even good, because I will look for myself and learn new elements, learn new approaches to jumping,” the star said.