Shevchenko: Ukraine raised its level by playing against Netherlands

Source : 112 Ukraine

National team coach - about yesterday's match
14:05, 14 June 2021


The head coach of the national team of Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko commented on the defeat against the Netherlands in the first match of Euro 2020. This was reported by Football 1 TV channel.

"I am very pleased with the game. How the team reacted to what was happening, especially in the second half after conceding goals. When you play at this level, especially against a team that attacks and looks for chances, you are constantly on your toes. I liked how the guys reacted to this tension. The team raised its level with today's game.

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We had a lot of interesting attacks in the first half, but we didn't manage them very well. It was much better in the second half. At this level, everyone makes mistakes. These are crazy speeds. You need to learn from your mistakes. We all supported Mykolenko. I think that no one should be ashamed and offended for the football that the team showed.

Definitely, because in such matches we need fast and sharp players. We know and appreciate Marlos as a player. We know what he can give to the team. He came out and worked perfectly. We replaced Marlos because we decided to strengthen the middle of the pitch. We balanced the middle of the pitch somewhere and created a few moments. We have two games. I told the guys that the group stage does not consist of one match. We will prepare for the match with North Macedonia. We have five days," Shevchenko said after the match.

As we reported earlier, the national team of Ukraine scored two goals, but was defeated in the first round of the group stage of the UEFA Euro Cup in Amsterdam on Sunday.

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