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Ismaily: Vorskla is one of the best teams

Saturday, February 25, 2017



The Pitmen defender told shakhtar.com of how the team is going through a failure in the Europa League, as well as of preparations for the match versus Vorskla

- Yesterday, you held a small meeting before the training session. What was the mentor speaking about, if I may ask?
- Mister talked about the final game. It was a disappointing result for all of us. We were eager to go further and continue struggling in the Europa League, but we failed. Now it is necessary to lift up our heads, since the league match is right around the corner. Such defeats are not easy to live through. We are very upset, because we managed to seal a victory in Spain only to squander a lead at home. However, Mister supported us at the meeting. It is necessary to forget about the failure in the European Cup and focus on Vorskla. We are currently gearing up for a very important match.

- Vorskla struggle for a spot in top six, and it will be important to earn points in tomorrow's fixture...
- The opponents are sure to be eager to play well in the match against us. The Poltava side await their opening meeting after the winter break. Nevertheless, we have two days to fully recover and get prepared. I believe that we will make it.

- The clash vs Vorskla in the first round turned out complicated. Only one goal through Taison’s finish secured a win. Can you call the Poltava side troublesome opponents?
- We are expecting another difficult game. The upcoming match is going to be not easier than the previous one. Vorskla is one of the best teams in the league. If we fail to be concentrated, then unpleasant surprises await us on the pitch. However, we are well aware of what this team is, and prepare to play them at best.

- How do you like the atmosphere at the stadium throughout the game with Celta, and do you expect the same strong support on Sunday?
- The atmosphere at OSC Metalist was just fantastic. The fans supported us from the first to the last minute. Even when we conceded, they continued to cheer for us. We promise that, from the next match on, we will try even harder to win and make our faithful happy.