U21. Shakhtar v Oleksandriya: players’ opinions
Saturday, August 6, 2016
After the match against Oleksandriya, Shakhtar U21 players shared their impressions of the game
Giorgi Arabidze, Shakhtar U21 midfielder:
- We turned in a great performance, tried to maintain the fast pace, despite the hot weather. In the first half, following the coach’s instructions, we were putting pressure on the opposing goal from the off and quickly scored two goals. Then it was easier to play, having such a lead. I am pleased with both my performance and the way I have prepared for the season. I am happy that today I managed to score two goals – this gives me strength and confidence. But most important is the team's victory. We have earned three points, showed good football and move on.
On the field, we did well nearly everything and the score reflects our superiority. From the opening games we show that we are fighting only for the championship
Mykyta Bezuhlyi, Shakhtar U21 defender:
- The team prepared very well for this game and showed their level. On the field, we did well nearly everything and the score reflects our superiority. We could have scored more, but wasted our chances in the second half. 4-0 before the break is a great advantage, which, however, did not make us complacent, but only added composure and confidence in the positive result to the team actions. Plus our coaches will not allow us to lose focus. From the opening games we show that we are fighting only for the championship.