I’ll show my qualities on the pitch

Friday, June 18, 2021



Shakhtar forward Lassina Traore gave the first interview at his new club

- Lassina, welcome to the club! What was the decisive factor while choosing Shakhtar?
- Thank you! Shakhtar is a big club with a great coach from Italy. This was the main reason behind my decision to come here.

- What are your strongest qualities?
- I'll show them on the pitch. If you are at Shakhtar, that means you’re good enough. I am ready to prove myself and help the team.

- Have you watched Shakhtar's games?
- Last season I watched Shakhtar’s match against Real Madrid - it was fantastic. This game was a good one to watch.

- Have you ever been to Ukraine before?
- To be honest, this is my first time here, but I watched some places on the Internet.

- What is your first impression of Kyiv?
- A nice city, this is about what I expected. I’m really happy to be here.

- Do you know any of Shakhtar players?
- I know Dodo, I also knew Taison before. I saw some players on the Internet. I know the goalkeeper who’s been playing for Shakhtar and the national team for a long time.

- Have you already talked to the head coach Roberto De Zerbi? If so, what were you talking about?
- We talked a little bit yesterday. He said he was happy to have me here, and me too – that’s it.

- Have you decided on your player number at the club?
- Not yet. I need to ask the coaches and the staff to see what number is available.

- What would you like to say to Shakhtar fans?
- I’m happy to be here and will give everything for this club and this badge. I’m excited to start playing for Shakhtar!