If you've followed international western christianity and most of the last 20 years, you can't have failed to have noticed Evgeni Trefilov.
The 63-year-old freshman is known for his flamboyant style on the sidelines, and there are rumors that he in several cases has shared the slaps out to his own players, if they are not makkede right.
It is however certain, that his style is special, but he is loved in Russia, after he has led the national team to four WORLD championship gold medals as well as OLYMPIC gold in Rio in 2016.
According to the plan he had for the weekend have been in the Norwegian Larvik for EHF Cup clash with his Russian teams Kuban Krasnodar. But it is just not on. Trefilov has been hospitalized with heart problems, informs the Russian telegrambureau Tass.
Up to Sunday's showdown against the French Besançon had Trefilov had it bad, and he was advised not to take to France. It made the Russian yet, but on Tuesday he had to let himself admit.
He has long complained of health, and his lifestyle involves also a part of effort.
- Trefilov has always been concerned about all, and he talks frequently with the doctors about the girls ' health without having to have worried about themselves. Now he is in the hospital, and although the problems are serious, the doctors have them under control, says the president of the Russian håndboldforbund, Sergei Shishkarev.
the Kuban Krasnodars director, Sergei Valter, confirms that Trefilov is facing an operation.
– Evgeni Trefilov is worn after the european championship, league and European Cup. He felt ill and went to the doctor and he was hospitalized shortly after. He must now go through a heart surgery, says Valter.