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Malyshev: Zorya are dangerous in counterattacks

Thursday, March 9, 2017



Shakhtar midfielder speaks about the preparation for the game vs Zorya

- Maksym, what is the focus of your preparation for Sunday's match?
- Shakhtar are facing a difficult meeting. Zorya are strong opponents, and the encounters with them are always challenging. We are preparing very seriously – we must claim the three points. I remember the game in Zaporizhya in the first part of the league season, when everything was decided by Ferreyra's only goal in the second half. I am convinced that the upcoming meeting will also be tough.

- Given that Shakhtar always display attacking football, the Luhansk side will most likely try to play on the counter...
- I think so. Especially as Zorya are strong in this component. This, we can say, is their main trump card. They have fast attacking players, with the team making quick transitions from defence to attack. We should be very watchful. It's not for nothing that the Luhansk players currently sit in the third spot in the table. They have qualified coaching staff and a good selection of players.

- Do you expect some strong support in Kharkiv? Which side will the Kharkiv fans have a liking for?
- Of course we want to see as many spectators as possible and we want them all to be rooting for Shakhtar. The main thing is that people come to the stadium. This is a plus for both teams, because when you have support, it's much easier to play.