Training camp in USA: Brazilian technique
After a few hours Shakhtar will play their second match in the Florida Cup. The Pitmen will face the reigning champions of Brazil - Corinthians from Sao Paulo.
On the eve of the match, the Donetsk players had a morning training session. Traditionally, on the day of the match it was shortened.
"Today's training session was intended to prepare for the game in the best possible way. Therefore, the focus was on acceleration. And then we worked a little bit with the ball," Shakhtar midfielder Maksym Malyshev says. "We need to show a good performance in the match against Corinthians. They are the champions of Brazil with many strong skilful players. For us it is a very useful and necessary game: in the sense that we can assess our level against serious opponents. Last year I was with the first team at the training camp in Brazil, so I know how Corinthians are strong. They demonstrate technical, combinational football. On the other hand, Shakhtar also have a lot of players with excellent technique. First of all, I mean our Brazilians. So I expect a very interesting match."
More information on morning training session can be found in our photo and video reports.