Sergei Palkin: Anderlecht are experienced team
Shakhtar CEO reflects on the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 draw.
- You were the first team in the draw to be picked from the pot. What do you make of your rivals Anderlecht, Belgium? Perhaps you were expecting someone stronger or weaker?
- In my opinion, Anderlecht are quite a strong team. They knocked out of the competition Olympiacos, who are topping the Greek league. In the Europa League group stage, Anderlecht beat Tottenham and successfully played against Monaco. The team showcase excellent football. They have experienced players who appeared in top leagues. And in general, they are an experienced team.
- Are Shakhtar able to achieve the same success as they did seven years ago?
- Our dream is winning all the competitions we take part in. This also applies to the Europa League.