Dynamo vs Shakhtar: players’ view

The Pitmen have reflected on the victory over the capital club.

Alex Teixeira, Shakhtar’s midfielder:

- Every match with Dynamo is special: there is always a packed stadium, the fans look forward to a an entertaining game. Today's match was no exception either. I would note that since the beginning of the game we had a great chance to win as we created a lot of chances. Shakhtar were trying to attack throughout the whole game. We were extremely motivated before this game and we exactly knew what we had to do when we took to the pitch. Today the whole team looked very good, and we have claimed such an important victory! I would like to congratulate everyone on it. But a very important match with Malmo is just around the corner and we should go into this game with the same morale.

Fred, Shakhtar’s midfielder:

- We showed great movement, the whole team looked great. I try to improve in every game, both for the national team and the club. I see that there is already a result. I want to maintain this positive trend and continue to step up my performance. In this game we were stronger than Dynamo! Despite the fact that the Kyiv side have a very skilled team, today Shakhtar showed a great result and deservedly got the victory.

Bernard, Shakhtar’s midfielder:

- Mister said that it was my best game for Shakhtar! I fully agree with him. This result of the work during training sessions – both by me and the whole team – clearly shows what we are capable of.  We were well prepared for the match, completely focused on the game. Everyone knows how we fight with Dynamo for the first place. Yes, today we were stronger. But Dynamo showed good football. We now have the same number of points and we are back in the title race. Our next match is the Champions League tie - we understand its importance and the need to maintain concentration. We are very motivated – Shakhtar want to advance from the group!