Bernard: Shakhtar still have chances of advancing from the group

On the eve of the match with Real Madrid, the Pitmen’s midfielder has taken part in the pre-match press conference.

- Bernard, can Real Madrid’s 4-0 defeat at the hands of Barcelona affect tomorrow’s game? Why are Shakhtar not playing well in the current edition of the Champions League?
- Real Madrid’s defeat will not affect tomorrow's game. The Madrid team consist of good players, who show top level football. These are completely different competitions; Real Madrid play differently in the Champions League. Shakhtar still have little chances to advance from the group. Therefore, we are seriously preparing for this match. We are determined to win and to take all three points.

- Real Madrid’s three key defenders have not arrived in Lviv. Can it be Shakhtar’s advantage?
- I do not think that the absence of some Real Madrid players will affect the game. It is a strong team, like the rest of the sides in our group. There are players in the Madrid team, who can replace those unavailable. Mister has told us a lot about Real Madrid, we have thoroughly analysed the opponents, we know almost everything about them. So we think about winning and we will go only forward.