As Shakhtar Donetsk holds leadership in its UEFA Champions League group, head coach Luis Castro commented on the 0-0 draw with Inter FC. Shakhtar's official website reported that on October 28.
"I said this before the game; to see a good result wiith Inter, we need to act as a team, no individual actions. One could not expect one player to seal the fate of the game. We defended together and attacked together. No, we didn't attack as much as we wanted to, but at that, we were quite attentive in defense and caused Inter much inconvenience", Castro said.
"We already got used to struggling with difficulties. In the end of the previous season, we experienced a competitive stress. Playing in the semifinals of Europa League, and then in the [domestic] championship several days after that - I never thought it'd become true. We surely understood the way Martinex and Lukaku acted; we tried bringing their connection to zero, and we also moved to flanks, blocking possible attacks by Inter. It was not a requent thing to do, we faced certain difficulties", he added.
"Players' statuses are what I hate most. I guess the key thing is how we give in to our job, how sincerely we live, how we get out act together. These are the values we live by when having the game ahead of us. It doesn't have to be that way that an 18-year-old player is worse than 30-year-old one. There are no old and young players; there are good and bad ones. I recognize no statuses. I love my team, my every player. No difference who's younger and who's older", the manager of Shakhtar Donetsk said.