The head coach of the national team of Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko commented on the defeat of the Ukrainian team in the final qualifier for the 2018 world Cup against Croatia.
“Compared with the beginning of my tenure as head coach the team made a step forward. Today in the second half we lacked strength. Croats showed their higher class. Picked up the pace, started to put pressure, we immediately encounter problems.
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The first half was good, we had to win. However, Croatia has a lot of players of the highest level, which mobilized at the right moment, they took one chance, to come forward.
We have problems, because of what the players have to play, not where they used to. The opponent has any long pass threatened. Is Mandzukic, who clings to the balls, there are players who pick it up. We have a lot of players who perform at this level. We have quality players, but we have a team that only created”, — said Shevchenko, the TV channel Football 1.
We will remind, earlier it was reported that Ukraine lost to Croatia and won’t go to the world Cup in Russia.