Zoran Barisic believes that rapid did not have enough luck in the match with Shakhtar.
“The match was very entertaining and hard for 90 minutes. I think that today we had no luck. Especially in front of goal conceded – we had a super moment, but the Shakhtar goalkeeper saved his team. It’s a shame to miss the break, but it is encouraging that we played on equal terms with such a big team with so much experience of playing in the Champions League. Sorry, we failed to equalize.
To be honest, I would like to see our players even more control of the ball. In the first half we managed to do it, but the last third of the match team a hard time, not enough, perhaps some creativity in front of the gate of the rival. But nevertheless, we saw that rapid played pretty badly and that we can achieve the best result. Overall the team played very well and coped with the settings for today’s match. Especially good we acted in defence – the opponent is not able to create many chances. We saw that the miner did it from the bar, and realized that these little things can decide the outcome of the meeting.
In General, I think the team played very well today and we lost unfairly. Shakhtar are a very strong team, and this should not be forgotten. The game was equal, in some moments we were just unlucky. So I can’t criticize their children, on the contrary, I want to give them compliments. They proved that they can play at a high level. I am optimistic about the future. Regarding the return match in Lviv: if we want to go further, you should win.
In the return game miner will be the favorite, for sure. After the home defeat our chances are minimal, but everything can change,” Barisic said.
We will remind, in Donetsk Shakhtar got a narrow win over rapid Wien in the first leg play-off round of Champions League qualification.
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