Alanyaspor vs Shakhtar: players’ view

Players of the Donetsk team have reflected on the game with the Turkish side.

Facundo Ferreyra, Shakhtar forward:

- I am glad that I managed to score two goals today. Believe me, it is equally important not only to create goal scoring opportunities, but also get match practice. As for the goal from the penalty spot – Alex told me to take a spot kick! I thank him for the opportunity to score a goal. Summing up the two friendlies in Turkey, I would note that both games were difficult, so it is good that in this game we still won. Although it was not easy - largely because of the heat, especially in the first half. Yes, we have operated in unusual combinations, but that's the charm of friendly games - to train and improve.

Marcio Azevedo, Shakhtar defender:

- These matches are needed to maintain a good rhythm and make us feel better. I think today's match showed that we are working, but and we can show an even better result. It is difficult to say what game was more difficult - it's just a friendly game, plus they were very similar. I would highlight Facundo Ferreyra’s actions. It's great that he managed to score twice. I think Facundo entered the rhythm of our game well, he knew what to do, and now the most important thing is to continue in the same spirit.

Dentinho, Shakhtar midfielder:

- Today was not easy, it was very hot! In general, we faced good opponents, Alanyaspor are worthy team that at times created problems for us. But our main goal is to win every match. Never mind that we played in pretty unusual combinations. I, for example, am already getting used to the new position. Plus we played the ball in different ways: I think it is very useful for beginners who come to the team, and for those who have not played today, but saw how we do it.