Oleksandr Gladkyy: Everyone works with enthusiasm and great desire

On 7 February, Shakhtar held two training sessions. In the morning, the team received the necessary portion of workload in the gym. In the evening, the team worked with the ball for more than one and a half hour.

- The Spanish training camp has entered the final phase. I think we are in a pretty good condition! We are working very hard; we have played two friendly matches, three more to go. Such games are very important now; with their help, it is easier to get in shape, - says Shakhtar’s forward Oleksandr Gladkyy. - Physically I feel  much better than at the beginning of the training camp. Similarly the team: everyone works with enthusiasm and a great desire. Two previous games have shown that we are moving quite well. But there is a lot of work! to be done There are 10 days left before the first game with Schalke, there is a time to prepare to the maximum. I know that the opponents won the last two matches in the Bundesliga. But we are yet to analyse their games. I am sure Mister will point out strengths and weaknesses. The most important thing for us is to be well-prepared for the first match, because a lot will depend on it.

We remind you that Shakhtar will play on 8 February. The Pitmen will face Lokomotiv Tbilisi. The match will begin at 19:00 Kyiv time. Text and video coverage of the game will be available on our site.