Shakhtar vs PSG: players’ view

Players of the Donetsk team have shared their views on the match against the French side.

Alex Teixeira, Shakhtar’s midfielder:

- Matches with Real Madrid and PSG have been very different. As well as the first and second half of today's game. At the beginning of the game, we made a mistake, which upset us much. And then we failed to score. Objectively speaking, we have created enough dangerous chances, but failed to convert them. This is football - it happens. And I have had opportunities to score, but unfortunately did not do it. Maybe we were a bit short of luck. Objectively, in the second half we looked better than in the first. During the break, Mister told us to pay attention to the result: Shakhtar are 2-0! We must go forward, we cannot sit back in defence. Again, comparing this match with the game Madrid, I think that we played quite well in both games. But judging by today's second half, we looked better in the PSG clash. There are enough of games left, double header with Malmo; we still have chances to qualify from the group.

Vyacheslav Shevchuk, Shakhtar’s defender:

- By and large, we had a lot of chances. But we were also unlucky. If we had converted all the chances, we would have won. The absence of Stepanenko? At Shakhtar, all the players are important, all of them are of good quality. Of course, now, after the defeat, the mood of the team is not the best. But we need to analyse this game and move on. Chances are always there, we just have to believe in ourselves. And we beleive! We still have four games to go, in which we will try to claim maximum points.