I was asked 8 times after the New Year, if I made a decision or not. The same question, but nobody will know it before I'll make that decision myself. As a matter of fact I have it, but It is not just final. It constantly changes when you think about it. If I will be offered a contract, I will consider it in any case. Last year there was also a lot of talk, but no one called. We talked with Washington this season, now there is a pause. Tractor has made an offer, but I'm still waiting.
Kuzya gives a photo session, some funny profanity laced jokes ("hang by the balls" was not bleeped :-) and interview in between...
Did Tractor offer a contract for 10 years?
No, just one year.
If I was given a contract for 10 years, I would have stayed and never dwell on my decision.
But you would want that money up front, wouldn't you?
No. Just to be sure the execution of it was a 100% and I'd get all the money, in 10 years or in one year. That I was assured that I would receive it.
How one can be sure?
I want such contract that even if they want me to terminate it, the payment would not be two-thirds, but 100% of the outstanding amount.
Perhaps then a lifetime contract?
I would have thought. The advantage of it, you will know for sure that you will stay at one place, and plan your life accordingly, open a business.
Last year you said that in Russia one can not earn 11 million rubles to buy the Bentley Continental GT. Do you still think the same?
You can, if you play like Radulov. If you go to the stats on khl.ru, he is everywhere. Scoring leader -- Radulov, assists -- Radulov, sniper -- Radulov. Only the best goalkeeper is not him.
Silly Kuzya, how can one be sure in Russia about the contract and the money? Want to be sure? Come to America!