Oleksandriia vs Shakhtar: Miners’ reaction

Saturday, August 12, 2017

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Paulo Fonseca’s men shared their impressions of the game against the Townspeople

Facundo Ferreyra, Shakhtar forward:

- I am very happy that we managed to win a difficult match. Oleksandriia operate aggressively and demonstrate vertical football. We assumed that the opponents would drop back in defence and spend most of his time near their own goal. Nevertheless, we managed to carve the Oleksandriia defence open and claim a victory, although it was not so easy. We were ready for the dangerous set pieces from the hosts, coped with them and proved ourselves well. Regarding the fact that we conceded ... Right, every player realizes that, for example, in a competition like the Champions League, where we have to start soon, no one forgives mistakes. But we have a super team and we will be able to correct mistakes.
Tough meeting. In Oleksandriia, it's always difficult: the team itself is tough, tall, athletic and physically strong. Therefore, in the dying minutes of the clash, it was not easy, there were a lot of aerial challenges, as well as challenges in general
Taras Stepanenko, Shakhtar midfielder:

- Tough meeting. In Oleksandriia, it's always difficult: the team itself is tough, tall, athletic and physically strong. Therefore, in the dying minutes of the clash, it was not easy, there were a lot of aerial challenges, as well as challenges in general. My shot? The coaching staff always ask to land more shots at the opponents’ goal. In the Ukrainian League, most of the opponents park the bus inside their own penalty area, and long-distance shots are fraught with danger. As a result, Fred scored today, and I hit the post. The hosts tried to employ counterattacks, operating down the flanks in the offensive phase.