Coach Andriy Shevchenko believes that the field of Odessa "Chernomorets" has affected the fact that in the second half, the Ukrainian team gave the initiative to Finland in the 2018 World Cup Qualification game, according to "Football" channel.
"I am very happy with the shown result, we finished the year great, which was very difficult for us. We had a difficult group, we had a lot of changes during the time, but we withstood and got a victory today - this is the most important. In the first half, there were only a few mistakes. In the second half the field did not give us the opportunity to control the ball, and weariness also influenced team play, however we did not let the opponent create scoring moments. In some episodes we gave away the initiative, did not control the ball, played less aggressively, fatigue affected this. But victory is the most important. Fatigue came from the fact that the top players play in European competitions, they had a busy period at the end of the year," - Shevchenko said.
Ukrainian national team won the match with Finland with minimal score, Kravets scored.