Srna: Our goal is match vs Celta

Wednesday, February 1, 2017



Shakhtar captain answered questions from foreign journalists

- Darijo, what do you make of the training camp in Portugal and the Atlantic Cup game vs Jablonec?
- We work and prepare for the encounter with Celta well. Of course, the meeting with Jablonec was friendly, but we want to win every game. We encountered the challenging opponents who operated defensively, so this friendly is useful. We conduct two training sessions every day, so we get fatigued to an extent. But overall, we are happy. I want to mention the organization, the good stadium and pitch.

- Shakhtar lost after a penalty shootout...
- That’s a football lottery, just a matter of luck. Again, we are preparing for the first leg against Celta on February 16 – that’s our goal.

- Do you consider the tournament participants strong enough to benefit your preparation?
- We know that any opponents try to turn in their best display against us, because Shakhtar is a big club. Jablonec captain Tomas Hubschman spent many years in our squad, he knows some tactical things. Being present here and meeting with good opponents is generally very important for us. We also need to do without injuries, to hold a great training camp and approach the league and Europa League games in top form.

- You said that you are staying at Shakhtar. Is this a special club for you?
- Of course, because I've been here for over 13 years. I have spent nearly my entire career here. It would be hard for me to leave our fans, my friends and the club, because we love each other. And, as I said before, I want to finish my career at Shakhtar.