OREANDA-NEWS  Striker of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) club Severstal Adam Lishka explained the decision to stay in Russia. His words are quoted by Izvestia.

The foreign hockey player said that he spent three seasons in the KHL and got used to life in the country. "I play hockey and I don't know how to do anything else," he stressed. At the same time, the 23-year-old Lishka added that the possibility of playing for the Slovak national team will depend on public pressure.

The forward started playing in the KHL in 2018, playing for Slovakian Slovan. The following season, he moved to Severstal, where he is currently.

On February 20, an anonymous Finnish hockey player admitted that he decided to play in the KHL because he was only interested in money. He called the athletes' claims that "they came to Russia because of the landscape or borscht nonsense."