Shakhtar in the Netherlands: Darijo’s first training session

Thursday, July 7, 2016



On the morning of July 7, after the game against Club Brugge, Paulo Fonseca gathered the team at the stadium in Horst. Darijo Srna has started training after returning from vacation

Having done the warm-up session together with the others, the captain did some running exercises under the guidance of Miguel Cardoso and Pedro Moreira. The footballers, who yesterday had played most of the game against Brugge, had recovery and massage. The rest of the players focused on the exercises with the ball.

- There is always something new in your life - it's a kind of challenge, - said Shakhtar goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov. - Training sessions are very interesting. Everyone enjoys them so much, being eager to show their best qualities to the coach. Most importantly, Paulo Fonseca has no favourites. He said right away: “For me all are equal, the way to the team is open to any player”. The players are working to their maximum potential to win a place in the starting XI. Antonio Ferreira is a top expert. He gives us many new and exciting drills. Yesterday, the guys who have been training from the first days of the training camp, played the most. Of course, they have more understanding now. The internationals find it a bit more difficult yet, and that’s natural as the team use a different formation. It takes time.

The Donetsk outfit have another session scheduled for tonight.

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