Shevchenko: the match had a good game, but there were many errors

Шевченко: В матче многое получалось, но было и много ошибок

Andriy Shevchenko

Andriy Shevchenko spoke about the challenge facing the team in the remaining matches of selection for Euro 2020.

The head coach of the national team of Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko commented on the team’s victory over the Lithuanian national team in qualification for Euro 2020.

“Already the top team of Ukraine or not? I think there is no sense now to talk about it. In this match had a good game, but there were a lot of mistakes, especially at first. We made a few mistakes in the defense. It was somewhere difficult, maybe the guys are not really adapted to the quality of the pitch where the bounce was unusual. Still, we need to play more carefully,” – said Shevchenko.

Based Ukrainians gathered Andriy Yarmolenko, who missed almost all of last season due to injury of Achilles.

“He played great. After his injury it was a risk to play on an artificial pitch. So we decided to replace it in the second half when the score was 2:0. We have an adequate replacement – Victor Tsygankov, who has recovered from injury and had a number of good games for Dinamo. Replacement Yarmolenko connected with his patronage, that he had no discomfort after the game.”

Shevchenko also characterize the team of Lithuania, where Ukrainians will play a home match selection for Euro 2020.

“I think coach of Lithuania is now in the process of finding the best composition. In comparison with the game against Serbia two months ago, they had a number of other players. It is very difficult to assess what the team’s prospects in this period. In the second half, Lithuania mobilized, it was clear that she has a certain strategy to this game. They started to play more aggressive.”

In place of the right defender was released Serhiy Bolbat.

“He’s very confident, played well in attack. Claims no one there,” – said Shevchenko.

The reporters asked Shevchenko what a team will do in Euro 2020.

“We are expecting a very tough three games. Our task is to score them high, to get to the championship. While this task is not yet decided, and it would be wrong to have to discuss what we’ll do at Euro 2020,” said Andrew.

Next week Ukraine will play a friendly match against Nigeria. Shevchenko expects to test the nearest reserve.

“Tomorrow we will have recovery. Come to the Dnieper, spend there training and then decide who will play. I think I have the opportunity to give a chance to those who don’t play. I think you will see more than those who are not out in the first team”, – said Andrey.

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