Kryventsov: Shakhtar did everything right

Thursday, July 21, 2016



Head coach of Shakhtar reserve team Valeriy Kryventsov analyzes the first match of the season against Zirka

- Starting the league with a victory, especially such a large one, is always nice. The players get an incentive to continue this way. I am happy with the result and especially the quality of football demonstrated by our team today. Shakhtar did everything right and played loosely and relaxed, with plenty of combos, which naturally resulted in the final score.

- The opponents bet on the defensive play today, but they could not stop the Pitmen?
Zirka are young team that have only been created recently. Of course, it was difficult for them, but today they did what they could on the field. I wish them success in the future and continued progress in the game. Meanwhile, we are not going to stop here. Subsequent matches will definitely not be that easy.

- This was the first official match of the season. Are you satisfied with the players' fitness?
- I liked the way the team looked today in terms of physical fitness. In the pre-season, we paid much attention to this component, did a large amount of work, and today's game is a reflection of the work done by the players during the training camp.