Shakhtar coach Paulo Fonseca spoke with the media after winning the Ukrainian Cup final.
The Pitmen’s head coach Paulo Fonseca commented on the victory of his team over Dynamo in the final match of the Ukrainian Cup.
“The game was tactical. Both teams played well in defense. Had we converted that penalty, I guess football would be more open. At the same time, probably, both opponents knew who the first will hammer, that and will win. We had more possession and dominated, and Kiev was trying to quickly go to the counter – this moment we’re controlled. After scoring the goal, Shakhtar had a great end of the match.
Marlos deserved that goal. First, because he didn’t score the penalty. Secondly, his moment was really magical – it is only the merit of the great players. Marlos is very important for Shakhtar. Why the 11-metre performed exactly Marlos? He’s one of those beats.
It is not easy to play against opponents with tactical construction of a 3-4-3. But also, this scheme allows us opponent has more time of possession. Kiev close to us the middle, and often have to play through the flanks. We faced an organized team defense which is always difficult to uncover. In such matches, when there is almost no free space, what is most important is individual action. The guys have great character, they know how to deal with these situations and today’s match was no exception,” – said the Portuguese.
Earlier iSport.ua reported that Shakhtar caught up with Dynamo for number of wins in the Cup.
See also video of goals and video highlights of the game Shakhtar vs Dynamo.
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