The coach of Ukrainian football Andriy Shevchenko spoke to reporters in Lisbon on the eve of the start of the match “blue-yellow” UEFA Euro 2020 against the current Champions of Europe.
Shevchenko said that the team in Lisbon warmly greeted the Ukrainian Diaspora.
In addition, the coach of “blue-yellow” commented on the return to the national team of Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo.
First, Portugal is a strong team, the Champions of Europe. In terms of technical characteristics without Ronaldo this team played under the scheme 4-4-3 and 4-4-2. I have great respect for Cristiano, it is one of the best players in the history of football. The form that he showed in last matches that make us worry. Not only is he a great player, but a team leader. So his return is a significant gain for Portugal
– quoted Shevchenko website of the FFU.
Shevchenko also said that he had not talked before the match with the Portuguese coach of Donetsk “Shakhtar” Paulo Fonseca.
I communicate with Fonseca. Before games we always discuss the state of the players. But before this match I didn’t speak to him because I understand its origin. Any Portuguese love their national team – it made no sense to talk about it. Although Fonseca does very well in Ukraine, I didn’t ask him about Portugal. And so we have enough information
– summed up Andrey.
The first match between Portugal and Ukraine will be held on March 22, in Lisbon. The game kicks off at 21:45.
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