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Shakhtar in the Netherlands: fitness on the pitch

Monday, July 4, 2016



The Pitmen dedicated half of their evening training session to muscle-building exercises, but instead of lifting weights in the gym they worked with barbells and dumbbells right on the pitch

Paulo Fonseca also focused on tactics, ball control and organisation of defence. The session ended with a full pitch friendly game.

- Physically, I am good, - Shakhtar defender Bohdan Butko says. - I did appear in one game at Euro 2016. Psychologically though, it was hard to get over the results. Not a single victory, and not even a single goal. But I think the guys managed to recover in the 10 days they had. Paulo Fonseca demands that we do everything very quickly. You have to have your head right. The main thing now is to understand the tactics. Of course, we are already mastering the new requirements with the coaching staff helping us. I really want to gain a foothold in Shakhtar and will give it my best effort.

The team has two training sessions scheduled for tomorrow.

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