Shakhtar vs Rödinghausen: players’ reaction

Thursday, June 29, 2017

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The Donetsk players reflect on the first test match at the training camp in Germany

Oleksandr Zubkov, Shakhtar forward:

- I liked the opposing team, they played against us with dignity. Shakhtar had many chances: we scored four goals, although we conceded three due to our mistakes, making it a bit disappointing. The training camp has just begun, we still have time to make the necessary adjustments. We played being fatigued to some point, but that’s OK for the preparatory period. Currently the foundation is being laid for the upcoming season, we need a few more days for adaptation, then the body will get used to the workload and it will be easier.
Such friendlies will help the team to pick up the pace faster. We must step it up with every match and approach the beginning of the season in the optimum form. We’ve had good opponents today
Alan Patrick, Shakhtar midfielder:

- Such friendlies will help the team to pick up the pace faster. We must step it up with every match and approach the beginning of the season in the optimum form. We’ve had good opponents today. The German school does make itself felt, they know how to play football here. It's bad that we’ve conceded three goals – there’s room for improvement. It’s important not only to score, but also to defend. I’m glad to have helped the Miners to win by scoring the decider. I’m rediscovering my top form gradually, I already feel being almost ready. We need to continue training and reach the top form through friendly games.