Serhiy Kryvtsov: Busy schedule, serious workloads

On Saturday morning, after defeating Dinamo Zagreb, Mircea Lucescu gave the team a day off. For February 6, the Pitmen’s coaching staff planned only evening training session. It began with greetings to today’s birthday-boy. After addressing kind words and applause to Wellington Nem, the players performed a lot of running work, and then focused on interplays in defence and attack.

- Today, Mister gave us half a day of rest. Some players went sightseeing, the rest stayed in the hotel. We recovered and performed quality work in the evening! This is the training camp, moreover it’s a winter training camp. Therefore, the schedule is very tight: there are a lot of games, serious workload. We are used to this rhythm, - says Shakhtar’s defender Serhiy Kryvtsov. – We are actively working on the physical and tactical preparation. But, unlike the American training camp, now Mircea Lucescu is shaping the squad who will face Schalke. In general, we are getting in shape for official matches. I know that Schalke defeated Wolfsburg 3:0. I did not see the game, we had a training session. But I am sure we will analyse it with Mister.