Karpaty vs Shakhtar: player comments

Monday, May 9, 2016

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Shakhtar reflect on the game against Karpaty

Marlos, Shakhtar midfielder:

- Today, I took an important spot kick. At that time, the crowd were shouting something, throwing flares. At such moments, I try not to pay any attention to what is happening beyond the pitch, just focusing. I knew in advance how I would shoot it, so I was quiet. Of course, our official penalty taker is Darijo, but when he is absent, I try to replace him. In general, the match wasn’t easy, we felt the fatigue, because over the season we had a marathon of trips and games. So we should give our all.
Fortunately, I managed to clear a spot kick by Karpaty. I decided in advance to jump towards that corner, because it’s very difficult to play following the ball direction!
Anton Kanibolotskyi, Shakhtar goalkeeper:

- Tough encounter. In the first half, not everything worked offensively, perhaps we lacked some creativity. But after the break, we got our act together and started to play our own game, creating chances and keeping the opponents under pressure. As a result, we have achieved the desired result and scored two goals. Fortunately, I managed to clear a spot kick by Karpaty. I decided in advance to jump towards that corner, because it’s very difficult to play following the ball direction! Lviv performed well, they threatened up front, so the match was interesting. Of course, I felt the pressure when I stood between the sticks near Karpaty fan section, but in football one should be ready for that.