Football: This is not a game against Lucescu Shevchenko, Shevchenko

The mentor of the Ukrainians on the match with the Turks

The head coach of the national team of Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko commented on the upcoming match of world Cup qualifiers 2018 against Turkey. About it reports “Football 1”.

“This is not a game Shevchenko against Lucescu. It will be a game against Turkey. We respect them as the great coach, who has long worked in Ukraine and have done a lot. But, first, he did everything for his club Shakhtar. Clearly there will be changes in the game. After all, the coach has changed. Turkey came here, having an equal number of points. She, like we, are fighting for a place at the world Cup. Lucescu knows our players. Maybe this will be for us a plus.

I do not share the two national teams of Turkey. It’s hard to say how the Turks will play. But we will proceed from your game plan. We will have a small advantage, because the Ukrainian League is long, and the Turkish championship started recently. The only differences in teams are the players, who are now invited. Fatih Terim relied on some players and Lucescu invited several players who has not been called. That is, he will Bank on the experience.

We have a small problem: unwell Denys Harmash. Today he will not train. And what will happen tomorrow, we’ll see. Definitely, Rakitskiy is another quality defender. He has a great first gear. With its absence we are a little lose. But we proceed from the fact which performers are. With the composition I was determined at 98%. Two percent of doubt caused by the disease. The boys themselves helped define. Plus for a coach that the players come into the team with huge motivation, try best to prove himself. It really helps me and my assistants.

The Croats and Icelanders today, the favorites of the group. They are in the lead. Us to count out, to win all the remaining matches. We and Turkey are in the same position.

Yarmolenko is a true professional. After transfer to Borussia Dortmund, he immediately came here and prepared with dedication. I am in Germany I wish him luck. Believe that the national team of Ukraine he will continue their performances at the same level as it was before. I hope our leaders can take responsibility, will be able to show their best side and help the team,” – said Shevchenko.

Recall, September 2 at 21:15 112.ua start online broadcast of the match Ukraine – Turkey.