The Head coach of Dynamo Kyiv spoke about the team’s preparation for the bout with Manchester City F.C., Komanda newspaper reports.
“My assistants and I have seen a sufficient number of matches with our rival, both in real life and on video. We have enough material and the players have been familiarized with it. God willing, the work we have done helps them. It’s no secret that Man City is one of the richest clubs of the world. However, we will prepare for the match as per usual. I’m sure the team understand the importance of such matches and are ready to do their best on the pitch. They will be a team in every bout. Whatever the result, the fans should not be disappointed.
I’m sure that Dynamo has its face and I hope that we will show it on the coming Wednesday. We respect our opponents but we are not afraid of them. We want to show the kind of football we did in the UEFA Champions League matches last autumn.
One and a half months of training is a serious term. When playing in England I told my colleagues how long Ukrainian teams usually take to prepare in winter, and everyone was surprised. It is possible to get in shape, lose it, and then regain it. However, our record shows that our physical condition is up to the mark. The team have played in the last sparring matches of 70 and 90 minutes and feel that they are ready.
We are all in this together. We’ve accomplished a huge task and we are as likely to win as not. The team have done a lot but they have a chance of adding something else to it. They have a chance to write their own history without repeating somebody else’s,” Rebrov said.
Dynamo Kyiv will play against Manchester City in Kyiv on February 24.