Italy – Ukraine: Shevchenko’s words after the match.
The head coach of the national team of Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko commented on the friendly match with Italy (1:1), informs Rus.Media.
“I am very pleased with the guys, although moments, I think we could play much better. Again, in Italy a good, balanced team with good players that likes to play fast football. Today they looked very good. Happy with the team because it is the right reaction was,” – said Shevchenko in an interview.
“In the second half after conceding a goal, we found a further strength, the team continued to work. Scored, created chances further. This match was not easy, because Italy played at home. She had the advantage, created the moments, but we reacted very well”.
“Active pressure forced our guys to make mistakes. There were mistakes that shouldn’t be allowed at this level. We need to avoid it, to modify such moments. The pattern, structure and style of play, which we preach – we get away from that will not. If the more we play with good opponents, the class of our players will rise”.
“Several players were injured, it was not even possible to adjust. Tomorrow we’ll see who is in what condition. And decide who will prepare for the match with the Czech Republic and who is not”.
“We are on the right track. From his line will not back down. Italy should be given credit for such pressure and such speed.”
“I want to thank our fans. It was very nice, a lot of Ukrainians there. I hope they had fun, and the team did not disappoint them. The guys tried for them.”
Next match of Ukrainian team will hold on October 16 against the Czech Republic in Kharkiv.