Calum Chambers says Arsenal are focused on football when they play football against CSKA Moscow, a football team from Russia.
A lesser man might be concerned about further worsening Anglo-Russian relations by scoring a hat-trick in Thursday night’s Europa League quarter-final, but not our Calum.
He’s not going to get worked up by things like defectors being poisoned, diplomats being expelled and London potentially being wiped off the map by a man who likes to wrestle wild animals in his pants just to show off how strong he is.
Calum is going to get on with the job at hand. And that involved playing football.
“We are just trying to focus on the game. You can get too wound up with things going on around it,” he told the Evening Standard.
“At the end of the day it is a football match and we want to go and win and get a good result so I think everyone is fully focused on them, how we are going to play against them.
“That is the best way to do it and not focus on other things around it.”
Which is basically what the lads at the Battle of Balaclava said. And that went just fine.