We won - that's what matters

Sunday, August 11, 2019



Shakhtar midfielder Manor Solomon reflects on defeating Dynamo

- How did you manage to provide Moraes with such a great assist?
- I practised such situations a lot. After a lot of practice, this is my strength. I am happy that I succeeded to do it, and I am happy for the goal of Moraes!
- Many people doubt the goal - they say the ball went out of bounds. What’s your opinion?
- In my opinion, the ball wasn’t out. I am glad that the officials confirmed that it was a goal. We won. And that’s what matters.
- Moraes scored an incredible goal.
- Right, a magnificent one. I don’t know how he did it, but this is Moraes - he knows how to score goals instinctively. I’m happy for him!
- After the Super Cup, were you rather afraid of Dynamo?
- No, of course not. Yes, we lost and were very disappointed. But even representatives of other teams said that we had played better than Dynamo in that game, but conceded two goals in just three minutes. Therefore, we came here only for victory. We succeeded, and now we are topping the table.
- Did you change anything in the second half?
- No, we played the same way as we had done in the first one. We simply controlled the ball after the first goal, but I think we should have attacked more to try to score the second one. We didn’t do it and gave one away, but we knew that we needed to win it, and I am glad we did it.
- Late in the game, the team might convert another chance ...
- Blanco is a little bit upset, maybe he should have shot on his own ... But had Dentinho scored that goal, nobody would’ve spoken about this. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter whether it’s 2-1 or 3-1. We take three points away - that’s what really matters.
- Who is better at dribbling: you or Marlos?
- I don’t want to compare. We are different players, but we equally like to dribble. I suppose that I dribbled well when we were scoring the second one ...