Shakhtar vs Vorskla: player views

Donetsk team players reflect on the Ukrainian Cup Last 8 return leg.

Ismaily, Shakhtar defender:

- This match was very different from the first game against Vorskla and proved quite tough. I want to note that Malyshev has been on the roster today: Mister spoke with the national team coaching staff, and they allowed Maks to take part in the game. Lately, Malyshev has been producing excellent results! I would not say that we felt the absence of internationals. Everyone who stayed here, could also turn in some great performance, it just didn’t quite work. In any case, we have advanced further, and that’s the most important thing.

Bernard, Shakhtar midfielder:

- In football, he wins who makes fewer mistakes. We made two mistakes, and they scored two goals against us. Nevertheless, I am always happy when playing for 90 minutes. For me, it is especially important after the injury, because of which I was out for some time. Today, I tried to move a lot, to play a passing game. Unfortunately, despite my goal, we’ve lost. As for the penalty, even before the match Mister said that I would take a spot kick. My trick helped me: I try to determine where the goalkeeper is moving in order to strike to the other side. Today, it's worked.