Alex Ovechkin gave an update on his training for the upcoming season, while also saying that he still thinks catching Gretzky is impossible – though he’ll give it his best shot.
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When you think of a sport, you always think of the best players in the sport’s history.
On the other hand, if there’s one record that’s been the talk of the town for a few seasons now, and one that could soon be broken, it’s that of career goals scored.
Everyone believes that Ovechkin will succeed, but the man himself doubts it’s possible.
In an interview with MatchTV this week, the Capitals’ No. 8 said he still had doubts about breaking Gretzky’s goal-scoring record.
“I can’t predict how long it will take. God (knows). We’ll see how I feel. Every interview I’ve given in the last two years, someone has asked me about the record. Of course I’d like to beat it. I’ve said it’s unrealistic. Well, I still doubt it’s possible, but I’ll do everything in my power to reach that record.” – Alexander Ovechkin
In short, Ovechkin is taking this race for Gretzky’s record very seriously, but he doesn’t want to take anything for granted until it’s done.
It’s a big thing and he doesn’t want to have the mentality of a guy who’s guaranteed to break that record, even if Gretzky believes in him and wants him to break his record.
“Gretzky sincerely believes in me and expects me to break his record. I think all the fans want that to happen because it’s a great story. Just being in the running is worth a lot.” – Alexander Ovechkin
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– Big win for Australia.
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– A beautiful moment.
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