Shakhtar’s Bernard concerned with situation in Ukraine as he links up with Brazil squad
Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Bernard linked up with the national team today but first spoke to ESPN about the current conflict going on in Ukraine and warned he would flee the country if the situation worsens.
The Brazilian winger admits he is concerned with the ongoing protests and Terra, who quoted the former Atlético Mineiro player, said he is currently weighing up whether or not to return to Ukraine following international duty.
Bernard said: “The demonstrations in the city centre, in front of city hall, have already begun.
“My parents and a cousin live with me. I have already talked to the ambassador of Brazil about if it gets worst if we leave Ukraine as soon as possible
“You can not stay quiet. I have this concern but it is now left in the hands of God.”
Bernard only moved to Shakhtar last summer following a triumphant Copa Libertadores campaign where he inspired Galo to success.
The 21-year-old hasn’t regularly showed his ability in Ukraine and he did admit that he loves fulfilling his dream of playing for a major European team.
Bernard concluded: “I have the dream of playing for a big European club but I am only there for seven months at the club. It is a big investment and the president does not want to release me.”