“In the next round will be Champions”: luís Castro on the victory over the “Ear”, injury ismaily and Europa League

After release from quarantine, Shakhtar have won three games in a row in the Premier League. Coach of “miners” – about what’s next

Head coach of “Shakhtar” Luiz Castro commented on Sunday’s victory over the “Ear”, injury ismaily, and also told how the miners, the team will prepare for the second leg of 1/8 of League of Europe with “Wolfsburg”. We will remind, in the 26th round of Ukrainian Premier League Shakhtar beat “colossus” 1:0 and in the next round may fill out an early title.

The match review “ear” – “Shakhtar” (0:1)

– Against the “Ear” was a very difficult game – said at the conclusion of Sunday’s match head coach of “Shakhtar” Luiz Castro. – The rival was intense, aggressive, tried to achieve victory. Kolos closed, sat in the defense, but was strong at the outlet to quick attack. It forced us to always stay focused, despite the fact that almost all the match we dominated. There were two or three moments, when due to fast attacks and standards of opponent caused us some difficulty. Our well-deserved victory. Want as quickly as possible to earn the title. I congratulate my players. Will continue.

– What is the situation with the injury ismaily?
– Ismaily is a player who is an example at the club. For so many years at Shakhtar, he earned a certain image. Very competent player, a great professional, who every day fantastic motivation and in matches shows just what is. He was injured. Now we look at those we have. Is Marquinhos Cipriano and Serhiy Bolbat that can go on both flanks. I’m sure someone will take the position, will act on it as efficiently as possible.

– There were three different match, “Shakhtar” and “Ear”: 6:0 in Kharkiv, 4:3 at “Obolon Arena” and 1:0 at the NSC Olimpiyskyi. There is a certain progress of an opponent or cause other factors relevant to your team?
We can never compare the games with such a large time gap. The factors are always different: the stadium, the crowd, the players, the pitch, the moments of the season. We always need to win. However, the percentage of this usefulness victories on different stretches of the season, of course, is different. Best of all I remember the meeting today. See Kolos comfortable and feels confident in the defense with a certain template fast attacks. Qualitatively, the team goes to the counter and competent under the standard provisions, where in the last 10 minutes caused us some difficulty. In the beginning of the fight Kolos tried high pressure, but somewhere in 20 minutes, just changed his playing style, is located in the first third of the field. Although the goal is to get to our gate was felt constantly. Congratulations to “spike” the coach and the players with what they showed today. We beat a very competent opponent, from here and such result was 1:0.

– In your opinion, in the circumstances Shakhtar will be able to approach the response Eurocup meeting with “Wolfsburg” in the form that was in the first match?
– You ask a difficult question. We spent three collection. The championship will end on July 19. Then maybe we will play 6 Aug or no – depends on the decision of June 17, UEFA will accept. Physically we’ll be ready. I’m more experience makes a psychological component due to the fatigue brought by this pause. Our heads were crammed with others – what is happening now in the world. All the family: someone far away, someone here in Ukraine. I hope next round we can be Champions. Then it will be simple to play, already having achieved its main goal, and the psychological factor will experience some transformation. If this happens, it will work on technique, tactics and physics. At a certain point we will have to concentrate only on the match of the Europa League. We will have about two and a half weeks to prepare for this fight. Will need to switch team and get into the game. And at some point will need to carry out the correct rotation to the players approached the Europa League in the best condition. The plan for this is already there, and now it is important to very carefully carry to be prepared, concluded Luis Castro.

We will remind, in the first match of 1/8 of the Europa League against Wolfsburg in his field, which took place on February 12, Shakhtar defeated the German team with the score 2:1.