Andriy Shevchenko, former star of Chelsea and Milan, during the press conference in Milan to present the Together for Ukraine project, talked about the war that is shaking the country about him and what Europe could do. He said: "I thank the Municipality of Milan, the Milan company for the work they are doing.
It is an important project for Ukrainian children, who will have the opportunity to finish school in Italy and study Italian to fit into the community. Europe should put more pressure: we know that putting pressure on things can change, we must try to do everything to bring peace, to calm down and end this ugly war.
My people are trying to defend themselves and defend their home and his family. I think we have to defend ourselves fully to have a free future. My people want and we want to be part of Europe. My message is to try to reassure the children, get them inserted in the Italian community in the best possible way, allowing them to finish school.
I ask you to give them assistance and the opportunity to feel at home. "
Considered one of the strongest and most complete strikers of his generation, he made his debut in Dynamo Kiev, with which he won five Ukrainian championships and three national cups.
In 1999 he joined Milan, where he played for seven seasons, winning a Scudetto, a European Super Cup, an Italian Super Cup, a UEFA Champions League and an Italian Cup. In 2006 he was bought by Chelsea, with whom he won an FA Cup and an English League Cup.
In the summer of 2008 he returned to Milan for an annual loan. Returning to Chelsea, he terminated his contract with the English to return to Dynamo Kiev, with whom he won a Ukrainian Super Cup in three years. With the Ukrainian national team he participated in the 2006 world championship and in the 2012 European championship played at home, at the end of which he retired from competitive activity.
He won the Ballon d'Or in 2004 (after finishing third in the 1999 and 2000 editions) and in the same year he was included by Pele in the FIFA 100, list of the 125 best living players.