The outcome of the most recent football friendly between Malta and Ukraine is a ‘good lesson’ for the Yellow Blues - in the view of the upcoming game of FIFA World Cup qualification against Finland. Andriy Shevchenko, Ukraine’s head coach said that as quoted by Football channel.
‘Everyone said Malta was weak. Well, we saw that Malta actually can defend well. We could have created several opportunities but failed to score. We made it so that every player had a chance to prove his worth. It was very informative game, the players were under pressure. We prevailed, but there were no hundred-percent moments for us to score. Malta scored after a corner, so we must have made a mistake at some point. It’s a good lesson for us, basically. It was a friendly game. Those still sleeping should wake up. We’ve got an essential game ahead of us; we’ve got to be ready – and not like we were ready yesterday… This was a wake-up call, everyone should realize that,’ Shevchenko said.
On June 11, Ukraine’s national football team will cross swords with Finland in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.