Mircea Lucescu: Shakhtar must make it to the Last 16
Head coach of Shakhtar commented on the Europa League Round of 32 draw.
- We already encountered Schalke and progressed further. Our current team squad is not just no less strong, but even stronger than that of 2005! Plus, we have gained considerable experience of playing in European competitions. Of course, this does not mean that it will be easy for us as the German teams are unpredictable. But Shakhtar must make it past Schalke even despite the fact that in February our league season does not resume yet, while in the Bundesliga they will be playing at full pace at that moment. That’s no problem. Another thing is that we will play the return leg away, that’s not very good. Nevertheless, Shakhtar must make it to the Last 16.