“I guess any team spends some time watching games of its opponent and learns his weaknesses. Germans blocked our strengths, we tried to neutralize them. But they’re world champions, you know, and playing against them is tough”, Yevhen Konoplyanka said when speaking about Ukraine’s loss to Germany on June 12 (2:0).
“I reckon we had good moments and we showed some things we’re capable of; although I can’t really say I’m happy about the game, as we lost it and that left us without points. The key thing is to keep our heads high. I think the most important game is the next one. We’ve got to get those three points and look forward", Ukraine's midfielder said as quoted by football.ua.