Dnipro vs Shakhtar: Pitmen’s comments
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Team captain and scorer of the two goals reflect on the away win
Olexandr Kucher, Shakhtar defender:
- It has always been difficult for us to play here. But everything turned out well. In the first half we scored two goals, which allowed us to control the course of the game. As for the opponents, they did not cause us many problems. Dnipro just parked the bus and thought primarily about defending. The main thing today is the three points which allow us to keep the gap between us and the second spot.
It’s not so important who scores. Most importantly, the team win. As for today's game, it’s been different from the European club cup ones. Here we have to operate against the teams who play more defensively
Viktor Kovalenko, Shakhtar midfielder:
- It’s not so important who scores. Most importantly, the team win. Since we're just one whole. Yes, it’s hard to play every three days. Never mind, there are four more games we must win. Has it been my best performance to date? Maybe. Also, I liked the meeting with Anderlecht. Back then, I think, I also managed to prove myself in a good way. In any case, I need to continue in the same vein. As for today's game, it’s been different from the European club cup ones. Here we have to operate against the teams who play more defensively. Of course, it’s tough when the opponents defend that much. But we have a close-knit team delivering the performance our coach Paulo Fonseca asks us to deliver.