The general manager of Dynamo reminded the legionnaire Jacob Lilja about the short sports life of a hockey player
Dynamo hockey general manager Alexei Sopin responded to an interview with the Swedish offensive club Jacob Lilja, where the athlete justified himself for playing in Russia. It is reported by “Championship.com”.
In particular, in an interview with the Swedish edition, the legionnaire complained that he could not terminate the contract due to lack of financial resources. Sopin reminded Lilja that a hockey player’s sports life is short, and players need to take advantage of chances to earn money.
Sopin expressed the opinion that Lilja’s words were slightly distorted in the Swedish media. He stressed that the striker is seriously ready to play in the Continental Hockey League (KHL).
On August 1, Lilja admitted in an interview with the Swedish Expressen that he was forced to play in the KHL. . He added that he was trying to solve this problem and organize a transition to a European club.
Lilja is known for his performances in the Swedish championship, as well as the National Hockey League (NHL), where he defended the colors of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Since 2020, the forward has played in the KHL.