Shevchenko: We won, and this is important

Шевченко: Мы победили, и это главное

Andriy Shevchenko

Andriy Shevchenko was pleased with the performance of his players.

The head coach of the national team of Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko comments Football 1 TV channel summed up the victory with Slovakia.

“Preparing children for a challenging game, the Slovaks have long played this team, they have a strong pair of Central defenders.

Thank you guys, they are serious about this game, in terms of psychology. The boys managed to recover after the match with the Czechs. Here we had to endure, not to risk it. Asked to play in a compact way, quickly return to the defense after the loss, and the moments we will have.

Replacement? We were looking for guys who are tired, who need a replacement. To speak for the person not ready to let enjoy the victory. We won, and this is important

Yarmolenko played the last penalty and scored, if not for Andrew, it would’ve been someone else, there are players.

Felt tired, asked not to engage in unnecessary moments. It would be very hard, if were constantly trying to attack. We asked guys to play compact, Slovaks like to play through the middle. Hamsik a great player, he was always going behind the locomotive. We tried to hold the line above did not give much space to the midfield of the opponents, sent them to the flanks. For me the main is that the guys did the installation.

Hard to play without fans, but I felt the support from the people who came to the fan zone, you could hear, thanks for the support,” – said Shevchenko after the match.

Earlier it was reported that the national team of Ukraine defeated Slovakia in the League of Nations. See the overview of the match Ukraine – Slovakia.

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