Did you follow the whole story about Zagitova? Plushenko's first comment on the situation? I don't think that was a real attack. But it seems Eteri's coaching group thought it was! And their response was an attack against Plush and then he said what he said on Eteris. I found his words rude, too! But he didn't want Zagitova as his skater.Yes she is primarily a jumper. But she probably needs the individual attention to give her something to stand out. You know a bit like Tuktamysheva's 'Elizabeth Taylor muumuu phase' etc. The whole being lumped in as '4A' didn't do someone like Trusova any favours. I would also say that Tutberidze is such a dominant force that she actually overshadows her own skaters to an extent.
I think that Trusova is much bigger scalp though. Particularly coming off the back of Tutberidze and Plushenko fighting about Zagitova. I expect that Plushenko really wanted to headhunt one of these girls and now he's got one. I think he needs to do something here for the sake of his pride.
Did you heard Sofia Titova' name? Two months ago she won the Novice Russian National under Plushenko. She beat Eteri's pupils. One year ago she arrived to Plushenko from Eteri. She was on 23rd place in National with Eteri, probably didn't receive attention. She is 11 y.o.
And I want to clear Sofia's coach is Plush and Dmitri Mikhaylov. Not Volkov. He has own group as Volkov has. But Plush works with every pupils of Angels of Plushenko Academy especially on their jumps.
Sofia has very good 3A attempt on the floor
off ice https://www.instagram.com/p/B-sFzSbpqn1/
on ice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbV-J0fY-2s popular video
After the competition. Pupil and his coach https://www.instagram.com/p/B9bwnSnIzv9/
The question is what will be Plushenko's decision. It seems he didn't decide yet. Shows or a very responsible task.
edit: He decided.