Training camp in USA: Shakhtar receive visitors
The morning after the match against Fluminense began for Shakhtar players with working out in the gym. The team got the necessary portion of workload, leaving for a theory session then.
Today, the Pitmen have received visitors. The club’s former vice-president Yuriy Kolotsei, who currently resides in the United States, came to see the players and coaches of Shakhtar. However, the cordial meeting gave way to everyday work shortly afterwards as another training session on the IMG Academy pitch awaited the team.
- Today is a great day! The morning session was focused on weightlifting exercises, and in the evening we did a good job with the ball. The team are happy, the mood is excellent, even though it’s still been somewhat difficult physically. But we are used to it, that’s a training camp. Every day we improve our form. And we can really feel it! – Shakhtar midfielder Dentinho shared his impressions.
By the way, the Pitmen’s training session was attended by fans from Croatia and the US.
- My first reaction was a shock as no one expected Shakhtar to fly to the US. After the Brazil tour, of course, we had hope. But when we learned about the US trip, we were very happy. That is why we are here today. The emotions are overwhelming! Seeing your favourite team just at arm's length – that’s happiness, - says Vadim Shupp, a fan from Donetsk, who currently resides in New York.
Learn more about how the Pitmen spent January 18 from the photo spread below.