Shevchenko: We were lucky, but carries the strongest

Шевченко: Нам повезло, но везет сильнейшим

Andriy Shevchenko commented on the victory of the national team in Luxembourg.

The head coach of the national team of Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko in the broadcast channel Football 1 shared his emotions after the victory over Luxembourg in qualification for Euro 2020.

“Emotion is twofold, but I’m glad. This victory – we were lucky, but carries the strongest. There can be no excuses. Thank you to the fans, a lot of people came to support the team. The game was hard. But simple games. Luxembourg has demonstrated excellent fighting qualities, but we were lucky.

I knew it would be hard. I don’t want to go in hot pursuit. We lost control and had a lot of martial arts that we lost. In the first half, missed, tired, but immediately scored. The confusion happened. Clean the entire game – most importantly today’s result, we have achieved it.

I think those guys who went out today, did everything to ensure that the team won. Succeeded in the hardest game, giving a lot of energy. I can’t be players. The effort was, not everything turned out as planned, but the main thing is a victory.

We tried to release Yaremchuk faster, but not everything worked. Decided to play two forwards. I think that created some pressure. But especially poignant moments we had, Luxembourg have time to cover.

We finished the cycle. For us spring is the most difficult. If someone said that spring is 4 points, I would agree. Was a tough match with Portugal, and here even harder. March is very hard for us. We will prepare for June. We need to forget about this, but the most important thing is the three points,” – said Shevchenko.

We will remind, earlier the end of the match commented the midfielder of the national team of Ukraine Alexander Zinchenko and Victor Tsygankov.

See also video of goals and video review of the match Luxembourg – Ukraine.

According to the materials: