Khatskevich: Train a series of penalties before the match against Maritimo won’t

Хацкевич: Тренировать серию пенальти перед матчем с Маритиму не будем

Alexander Khatskevich

Dynamo coach Alexander Khatskevich has answered journalists ‘ questions before the Europa League match against Maritimo.

The head coach of Dynamo Kiev Aleksandr Khatskevich said that the team needs to play much better than in the first match in Portugal:

“The last days we worked in a usual mode, have analyzed their game in Portugal. Showed that we managed in the first match, what wasn’t, what was the problem in the first place in defense. Also disassembled actions in the attack, where, what influenced it – the quality of the lawn or performing skills. But the team played well in Funchal, but tomorrow we have to play much better,” said Jackewicz.

Belarusian expert also explained why he resorted to the rotation in the match of the 6th round of the Premier League against Steel (4:1), which gave rest to many players:

“The flight was difficult. Medical examination the next day showed that the guys not recovered, both physically and psychologically. The rotation should be, and we were not so tangible, but medical records adjusted our plans,” – said the coach.

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In addition, Khatskevich said quality of transmission at the exit from defense to attack:

“With regard to technical errors, it is the skill of the players. And the first pass is an element of football, which also need to take the risk. To save the ball across the field or backwards, the guys are playing really solid. First pass, if he comes forward, is always sharpening gear. While there are different situations, the player can be under pressure or in a free zone,” – said the mentor.

“Are we going to train penalty shootouts? No. Awarded a penalty in training and during a match are two different things, especially when played for 120 minutes. But we have experienced guys who will take responsibility,” – said Khatskevich.

We will remind, the first match play-off round of the Europa League between Maritimo and Dynamo ended with the score 0:0. The return match will be held on Thursday, August 24, in Kiev at the Olympic NSC. Kick – off at 19:45 on the Kiev time. On our website will be available a text online broadcast of the match. See also prediction and betting bookmakers on the match Dinamo – Maritimo.

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