Shevchenko told about the problems the national team before the upcoming matches

Andriy Shevchenko


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Sports news:the Coach of the national team of Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko told about the staffing situation and call the players for the next matches of selection for the 2018 world Cup against Turkey and Iceland.

The Ukraine coach has called 26 players for the next game selection. As before the most vulnerable to Shevchenko remains a Central forward, but he also drew attention to the absence in the first leg of defender Yaroslav Rakitskiy, who has a disqualification.

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“All the same difficulties we have. Dynamo have had more matches, but Shakhtar were the better schedule. We have problems in positions of right-back and striker, but despite this I believe in the team and the guys. It is important that in the upcoming matches, the leaders took responsibility,” said Andriy Shevchenko in an interview with the Great football .

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Let’s hope that these leaders we have. They have to prove themselves on the field and at the right time to provide the result, and the coaching staff will do everything that the team was prepared, we all tell and show. We have a lot of information on Turkey, already played them, and I think it was a good game. Analyze all the preparation time we have.

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“Lost a little in the first pace which is at Rakitskiy. He plays very well in the creation, but we have enough players who can replace him. It is important that all is well.”

At the same time, Ukrainian national team head coach is happy that the midfielder Yevgen Konoplyanka gets match practice at Schalke with the arrival of coach Domenico Tedesco. Because of the lack of the game Shevchenko called another ex-player Dnipro — Yevhen Seleznyov.

“There are players who got enough playing practice. The same Konoplyanka looks good in Schalke. There are so many positive aspects, but most importantly, the guys are waiting for this match and set. You need to psychologically well prepared and not afraid.

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“At quarterback we have virtually no competition, so it is important that players played. I talked to Seleznev said that he needs to solve his problems at the club. Not sure he goes or not. Explained to him that I need him to play. While Seleznev did not leave the field, so it is not in the list. Called Kravets and Besedina who are not playing consistently with their clubs. In the last match they came out and scored a goal, so I prefer them.”

Drew the attention of the head coach of the yellow-blue and at the option of inviting Artem Milevskyi, the speaker is now in Dinamo Brest. Shevchenko willing to consider it, however, the attacker must continue in the same spirit (in seven games he scored 3 goals).

“Milevsky? We have a certain number of players who played, we watched and were hooked. I wish Artem good luck, if he progresses and plays, and then we’ll see”.

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Also said Ukraine coach about the upcoming confrontation with Mircea Lucescu, who will head the Turkey. According to him, he knows the possibilities of the Ukrainian players, but Shevchenko will try to prepare the players for the victory over the Turks.

“Of course, Lucescu is an experienced coach and knows the Ukrainian football, but it should be a double motivation for Shakhtar players to play against their former coach and beat him. I hope this enhanced motivation. A few days Lucescu will be hard to do something, but I know that he is well motivated, though the motivation is not really necessary. Understand the importance of this game.”

“To continue to count on some place, us and Turkey need to win. Lucescu knows the Ukrainian players, but we will prepare players for the level at which they will have to beat the Turks”.

With the advent of the post of head coach of Turkey, Mircea Lucescu, has also returned to the national team and Arda Turan. However, Shevchenko is not sure that the place of the halfback of Barcelona is guaranteed in the basis of Turkish national team.

“The Turkish national team good enough performers, so let’s see how Turan would be important for them and trust Lucescu him to play. Cause the player is not to entrust it a place in the squad. I think Lucescu has enough problems that he will have to decide in the course of collecting and preparing. Closer to the match we will get information in what part they are about to play”.

Finally, Shevchenko said that the result against Turkey, much depends in the context of competition. In case of loss of points at home to the Ukraine’s chances of reaching the finals of the 2018 world Cup is much lower.

“The match against Turkey is very important, because then, we will understand, we have a chance to fight or not. It is important to win the first match and in a good mood to go to Iceland. We have to show good, entertaining and fluid football, and if we manage to do it on the field, we beat the opponent”.

The Ukrainian national team in September will play two match in the selection for the 2018 world Cup. September 2, yellow-blue will play in Kharkiv against Turkey, and 5th will play an away match against Iceland.

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