Mircea Lucescu, head coach of Shakhtar, admitted that his club will not be able to adequately resist the European giants after yesterday’s defeat to Paris Saint-Germain. The coach is confident that "miners" will fight only for third place in the group.
"PSG deservedly won. They used their great moments: three hits - three goals. We will play for third place. Even showing a very good football, we cannot compete on equal terms with Real and PSG", reported press service of Shakhtar with reference to Lucescu, Obozrevatel.
Romanian coach believes that the game was made by the first French goal.
"The result is rather remarkable. I think we did not deserve it. For me it was important that we had left a good impression after this game."
"In the beginning, we have baffled by the first goal, which broke the rhythm of the game. Then Hladkyi and Kucher did not realize goal moments. At half-time I told the players to take more risks, dominate, and make an attack. Unfortunately, we could not score, even though we had the possibility change the match’s outcome. Our young players tried, but hurried. Not everything was achieved in this game", summed up Lucescu.
Before the game, Darijo Srna, team captain of Shakhtar, noted that chances to defeat PSG still remained, if Shakhtar would "play its own football".
In the 1st round of the Champions League, Shakhtar devastatingly lost to Real.