Vorskla vs Shakhtar: Pitmen’s comments
Sunday, September 18, 2016
The Donetsk team players reflect on the game against Vorskla
Fred, Shakhtar midfielder:
- I think the most important thing in today's match is winning. Yes, we had opportunities to score more, but, unfortunately, we lacked a bit of luck. Now we are six points ahead of Dynamo, topping the league table. All this adds confidence for our next matches. Notwithstanding the fact of our 1-0 wins, they still bring us three points each. As for this particular match against Vorskla, the outcome reveals what the game was like. It was tough. In the end, the opponents attempted to equalise, but we were focused during the closing minutes and claimed a crucial away win. No, we are not going to sit back and rest on our laurels. We have to keep up our current pace. We must continue to showcase the same kind of football as we did today. We will play to win in any situation, because we want to break away even more from the nearest pursuers.
Most importantly, the team have claimed a win. Although, to secure a more relaxed ending, we need to convert our chances. We will try to display a good level in each match
Olexandr Kucher, Shakhtar defender:
- Basically, the game passed under our control and we could disappoint the opponents more times. But most importantly, the team have claimed a win. Although, to secure a more relaxed ending, we need to convert our chances. As for Vorskla, we did not allow them to create any scoring chances near our goal. The league season has just begun, there is still the second part of the season ahead, in which the teams will be divided into two groups of six each. So we are facing numerous games and we cannot rest on our laurels. We will try to display a good level in each match and win it.
We had to resist the opponents’ pressure. Although in general, everyone showed composure in those minutes. We studied Vorskla well, especially their quick transitions from defence to attack. That’s Poltava’s strength
Andriy Pyatov, Shakhtar goalkeeper:
- We did not give a single chance to the opponents. While we had about six good opportunities to score. But our finishing is not that good yet. If we score more, the games will be easier for us. But in this situation we had to resist the opponents’ pressure. Although in general, everyone showed composure in those minutes, so everything’s fine. It’s true that we studied Vorskla well, especially their quick transitions from defence to attack. That’s Poltava’s strength. On the counter, they twice scored against Dynamo, so today we tried to play pretty tight, putting pressure and not allowing them to comfortably handle the ball. Dynamo’s defeat in the game against Zorya? The main thing is that we won.