Fonseca: We should think only about winning

Saturday, August 6, 2016



Shakhtar head coach reflects on the Europa League draw

- We are not well familiar with Istanbul Basaksehir yet, but we already have some information. We know that they did farely well in the Turkish league. The opponents have a few players who we know very well. In particular, Mossoro spent many years in Portugal. Istanbul Basaksehir made it past the strong opponents Rijeka. Therefore, it is necessary to understand that the matches against them will not be easy. Turkish football, at the end of the day, is not easy. We still have time to scrutinise the opponents.

- Did you encounter any Turkish teams in your career?               
- Yes. Last season, with we made it past Fenerbahce with Braga. Matches in Turkey are always tough, given the atmosphere in the stadium and pressure. The team like Shakhtar must always think only about winning, at the same time respecting our opponents.