Shakhtar in the Netherlands: Shevchuk and Kucher back with the team

Friday, July 1, 2016



On the first day of July, Paulo Fonseca cancelled the morning session, allowing the players to have some rest, sleep well and recover from heavy workloads

Shakhtar internationals are returning from holidays. Olexandr Kucher arrived to De Lutte this afternoon. Vyacheslav Shevchuk was also just in time for the evening session. The defenders got immediately involved in the process, having worked for nearly the entire session with the rest of players. Today, Paulo Fonseca has dedicated the session exceptionally to playing. The team first played across the whole length of the pitch, and then within a half of it. Bernard and Vasyl Kobin exercised individually, with Andrii Totovytskyi returning to the general group.

- They gave us a little rest, - says Shakhtar defender Serhiy Kryvtsov. – For ten days we have been training in the morning and in the evening. We also trained on matchdays. Today, we were sleeping and accumulating strength. This even helps to recover from the daily routine mentally. We are improving our fitness. It is noticeable that the training pace gets higher. Plus tactically, we increasingly better understand the requirements of Paulo Fonseca.

The team have a morning session scheduled for tomorrow. At 18:00, Shakhtar are to play a friendly game against Vitesse.

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