Darijo Srna: Chances against Anderlecht are equal, but it's us who must advance further!
Shakhtar captain has shared his impressions on the tie with Schalke, with also commenting the Pitmen’s draw.
- First of all I want to congratulate my team, our president, Mister, all the coaches, the staff of the club and the fans on a victory over Schalke! We played very well on the counterattack - just as our coach said. But we must not stop at the Europa League last 16, it is not our standard. Despite the fact that Alex Teixeira left us, and even earlier - Douglas Costa, Luiz Adriano and many other strong players, Shakhtar have strong players to replace them. Our young Academy players played very well in the matches with Schalke: Kovalenko is top player, Boryachuk, Zubkov and Korobenko are also very talented. All of these guys have a great future.
We will face a strong team in the last 16. It is not the strongest club that we may have got, but not the weakest. Anderlecht plays in the league, which is the same level as the Ukrainian one. Chances are equal. But it’s us who must advance further!
We have a very important period. The title-race in the Ukrainian league and Cup campaign resume. We want to win all the tournaments and will make every effort for this.