ANDRIY SHEVCHENKO’S son is coaching at Chelsea’s youth academy – and will qualify to symbolize England via his residency standing.
Kristian Shevchenko turned 14 in November and is the second of the previous Blues striker’s 4 sons.
He was born and raised in London, making him doubtlessly eligible to play for the Three Lions as a UK passport holder.
Shevchenko scored Chelsea‘s opening aim in a 4-0 win towards Watford in 2006 – just his second Stamford Bridge goal following his £30m move from AC Milan – the day after his son’s beginning.
He and team-mates Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Didier Drogba marked the aim with a ‘rock the infant’ celebration.
And final yr, Shevchenko confirmed his son was taking part in for the Blues kids, saying: “My second son is coaching at Chelsea academy.
“It is a excellent college, which introduced up greater than a dozen gamers of wonderful stage.”
Kristian would additionally qualify to play internationally for Ukraine and sure the USA and Poland by way of his mom’s citizenship – Shevchenko’s spouse is Polish-American mannequin Kristen Pazik.
Requested which nationwide crew he would really like his son to symbolize sooner or later, the 43-year-old mentioned: “I want to face such a alternative. I might like to. If there may be to be such a alternative, then we are going to speak.”
The previous Ukraine worldwide, who scored 48 targets in 111 video games for his nation between 1995-2012, is their all-time prime scorer and was appointed supervisor in 2016.
He did not make them the World Cup in Russia final summer season after the crew have been knocked out in qualifying by eventual runners-up Croatia.
The previous Milan striker famously struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League after leaving San Siro for Chelsea, scoring solely 23 targets for the Blues throughout his two-season keep.
Requested whether or not he believed the transfer to West London had been a mistake, he mentioned: “Under no circumstances. I’m not even going to debate that. I don’t tidy up the previous. Every little thing is because it ought to have occurred, so it occurred.
“I’ve been dwelling in London for the previous 13 years. My household is there, it’s handy there, plus I wished my kids to go to high school there.”