Croatia – Ukraine: We must create pressure on the Croats in the midfield, Shevchenko

Хорватия - Украина: Мы должны создать прессинг на хорватов в центре поля, - Шевченко

Andriy Shevchenko

The head coach of the national team of Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko commented on tomorrow’s meeting for the selection of the 2018 world Cup against Croatia. About it reports “Tribuna”.

“We had a few training days with defined loads. Now we have the opportunity to see the condition of the players, and we’ve seen in training, with what speed and how many meters they run, as recovered. Functionally, the team is ready for the match. We see the training that all the players are in good physical condition. Everything else we leave for the game tomorrow and see what they show us,” said Shevchenko.

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“The task of our team is to create a pressure comfortable for the Croats to the area. A comfortable area the middle of the field. The more we put pressure there, to put in a difficult situation, the more chance we’ll have. Croatia is a good team, there are many high quality and talented players. Since the time of Euro 2016, they have lost only Darijo Srna, but there is a large selection of players. The result is very important for us. It is necessary to achieve a positive result for us, but showing a good game. I ask my players this. We looked at the physical condition of the children, who have insufficient amount of game practice, and I saw that they were ready to play. Perhaps, if the very right to approach this psychologically, then one of them can properly prepare for one match,” added the coach.

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