Blanco Leschuk: Concentration for the entire 90 min is required vs Volyn

Saturday, March 4, 2017



Shakhtar continue preparation for the meeting versus Volyn

On the morning of March 4, the Pitmen had a closing training session ahead of the 20th round of Ukrainian Premier League fixture against Lutsk-based Volyn. The domestic league leaders devoted most of an hour session to running exercises, followed by playing a two-side game on one half of the pitch and working on set pieces in the closing stages.

- We have been working very hard throughout the entire week and placed emphasis on tactical issues – told the striker Gustavo Blanco Leschuk. – We are well aware that there is an important match ahead of us, in which we must claim all three points. Volyn is a physically strong team. I remember the clashes against the Lutsk side when I was at Karpaty. We need to operate carefully from the first to the last minute. It is always difficult to play these opponents. Tomorrow's match will be no exception.

- Volyn started the spring part of the championship with a major 0-6 loss to Oleksandriya ...
- I would not pay any attention to this result. All matches differ from one another. This issue is not the reason for the team to be relaxed, in any case. We are gearing up for a very difficult match. In fact, I have no doubt it will prove to be like that.

- The Lutsk side head coach Vitalii Kvartsianyi attended Shakhtar matches against Celta and Vorskla in person. Is it worth waiting for surprises from Volyn tomorrow?
- Let's see how they will operate. We analysed their game as well. I know one thing: Shakhtar are stronger than Volyn and must gain the upper hand without fail. I hope that the turf in Lutsk will be of good quality. The condition of the pitch is of great importance for our highly skilled team.

Ahead of the match, the Pitmen will stay in Rivne before leaving for Lutsk by bus on the match day. The flight to Rivne is scheduled for tonight at 20:30.

We remind you the Ukrainian Premier League round 20 encounter Volyn vs Shakhtar will be held at 19:30 on March 52+2 TV channel will broadcast the meeting live.