Shakhtar in the Netherlands: focus on tactics

Tuesday, July 5, 2016



On the morning of July 5, the Pitmen had another training session

The Portuguese mentor dedicated an-hour-and-a -half training to tactics. The defenders together with Paulo Fonseca and Miguel Cardoso worked on consistency of the defensive performance. The offensive third was managed by Nuno Campos. Emphasis was placed on organising attacking moves through midfield and wings. The session finished with a half-pitch game.

- Over one week I haven’t lost my form, - says Shakhtar midfielder Viktor Kovalenko. - Physically, I feel fine. It’s good that I managed to have some rest after a hard season. I stayed in Kyiv, then I went to visit my parents and also spent a few days in Odesa. The training sessions have been very intense, with serious workloads. And the pace is very different. We need to do everything quickly.

Maksym Malyshev, Mykyta Shevchenko and Oleh Danchenko recover from injuries. Ismaily trained individually. Vasyl Kobin is back to the general group. After lunch and some rest, another training session awaits the Donetsk side.

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