Having two Grand Slam titles, the former World No.1 Simona Halep is one of the greatest athletes in Romania sports history. However, her countryman and famous football club manager Cosmin Olaroiu admits Wimbledon Reigning deserves more recognition than what she receives now.
The 51-years-old Cosmin Olaroiu played for more than eight clubs and has been trained nine clubs. He is now the Chinese football club Jiangsu Suning’s manager, which recently won the Super League title for the first time.
On the other hand, a woman from Constanta made her nation proud on several International stages since at a young age. Halep won 22 WTA singles titles so far and took her country Grand Slam title from the 2018 French Open and 2019 Wimbledon. And also, she has been ranked 64 weeks as a World No.1 player by WTA.
“In my opinion, from the outside, Halep must be appreciated much more. I really appreciate it because I know what it means to be Romanian and get there,” Cosmin Olaroiu said in a recent interview.
A former football player from Bucharest continued, “And it reached over any other sport or sporting competition we would have participated in, and we could have reached such a level. And especially in tennis, what she did is unique for a country like ours.” (Quotes translated into English via Google translator)
“I Met Simona In An Unpleasant Situation”, says Cosmin Olaroiu
Olaroiu is considered one of the best managers in the Arabian Peninsula, especially in the United Arab Emirates. At the same time, His countrywoman Simona Halep was the champion for two years(2015 & 2020) in Dubai Tennis Championships.
Cosmin Olaroiu explained, “I really appreciate her. I even met her in an unpleasant situation. She had an injury and called on me and my medical staff to help her. We managed to get her on her feet, she participated in the then tournament in Dubai, and she even won it.”
“In our country, there will always be a voice that will say that it shouldn’t have hit like that with its lapel and that it should have hit, I don’t know-how. I am convinced that she does not feel the appreciation she deserves either”, Football coach added.
However, looking forward to a great season in 2021, Simona Halep will kick start her WTA tour at the Australian Open swing, which begins on 31st January in Melbourne Park after 14 days of quarantine.