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Alexander Hleb makes TV debut

The Belarusian football star Alexander Hleb participated in a TV program as a football expert.

Hleb made his debut on the Russian sports TV channel Match TV. He participated in the TV program Total Football as a football expert. "He played together with Messi" - this is how the Belarusian football player was presented by the Russians.

Hleb is 36. He played for Barcelona in 2008-2011, but could not gain a foothold in the starting XI next to the famous Lionel Messi.

Prior to Barcelona Hleb shined in Arsenal, which proved to be his best football years. He came to Arsenal after successful seasons in Germany's Stuttgart.

Since the spring of 2017, the midfielder has not played anywhere, but he did not announce the end of his career either.

This year he graduated from the Academy of Management under the aegis of the Belarus President with a degree in public administration and law.

Alexander did not rule out he would try himself in coaching. It became known that he could find a job on "Match TV" at the end of September.

Hleb could return to BATE to symbolically feature in the Europa League match against Arsenal at Borisov Arena, but the Belarusian club declined to sign him, which caused mixed feelings among fans.

BATE lost that game 2:4, Arsenal fielding only half of senior squad. The day before Arsene Wenger met with Hleb and gave gifts to him and his child.

Alexander Hleb makes TV debut