Andriy Shevchenko, manager of Ukraine’s national team, told about upcoming game against Finns. This was reported by Football channel.
"The team got here safely, everything is fine — we had good preparations in Austria, we are ready for the game. The only thing is that Petryak is off, he had a toothache. He was cured, but Ivan will most probably skip. Seleznyov is training in the group. We will decide in the evening after training whether he will play or not. Match against Malta was more of a practice, we should bear in mind that we made a lot of substitutions. There should have been practice with increased responsibility, but it turned out that it was lowered," Shevchenko noted.
"In order to win we have to exert every effort, switch to the right speed. It is impossible to win without a mindset. We have had an important signal. We analyzed the game, seen what we had to see. The most important is that players understood it. All who were sleeping have to wake up. We respect the Finland team and all opponents in the group. The result will be important for us. In order to reach World Cup we must beat Finland. Of course, the opponent does not have important tournament tasks, but playing in front of its fans is a big event," the coach added.
It is noteworthy that the match Finland-Ukraine is to start today at 7 p.m.