Chornomorets vs Shakhtar: player opinion
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Donetsk team players reflect on the game vs Chornomorets
Bernard, Shakhtar midfielder:
- Sometimes playing against teams from the lower part of the table is very hard. Those opponents are dissatisfied with their performance, so they are very motivated. They give their all, often waiting for the one and only scoring chance throughout the match. It’s happened so today. My goal? I've been working a lot on free kicks, both involving the keeper and without him. I’ve been learning to do that since my childhood, when I used to play for Atletico Mineiro. Overall, we’ve had enough chances today: Nem, Marlos, Ordets... I do not know how to explain it.
Ismaily, Shakhtar defender:
- It was an incredibly tough match against very aggressive opponents. The Odesa side have shown the best of their capabilities today. And we, unfortunately, failed to convert our chances. We played the first half pretty well, but gave one away in the second half. In many a league, when top teams meet with those sitting bottom of the table, the latter showcase huge motivation and try produce the best result.