Matvienko: we Tried to focus on Ronaldo, he’s not one plays

Матвиенко: Старались не заострять внимание на Роналду, он ведь не один играет

Mykola Matvienko thanked the fans who supported the team at the stadium in Lisbon.

The Ukrainian team withstood the pressure of Portugal and vyborola a draw in the opening match of qualifying for Euro 2020.

Defender Mykola Matviyenko told about the game against the leader of the Portuguese national team Cristiano Ronaldo, and admitted that surprised a lot of Ukrainian flags in the stadium in Lisbon.

“The game was hard, they had seen. Worked hard without the ball, the Portuguese were pumped long balls.

We tried not to focus on Ronaldo, trying to defend against the whole team. Ronaldo is not the only one who plays, he’s got to deliver. But all the guys survived.

I was very surprised when I saw so many of our flags on the stands. Really hear the fan sector and a lot of people were in a circle, well done, thank them,” said Matvienko in the TV channel Football 1.

Earlier, Alexander Karavaev analyzed the match against Portugal and expressed emotions from the game against Cristiano Ronaldo.

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