Shakhtar defender Vasyl Kobin commented on the upcoming Champions League match with real Madrid
– Basil, it likely you will play the match with real Madrid. For you, this particular challenge?
– First of all, for me it is a godsend. Every footballer wants to play against this team, to check your level. The Champions League is the top matches, and they all want to participate.
– Check the level is good. But first of all such games is a huge responsibility.
– Of course! All players want to play at the highest level. But by and large from one person a little that depends. The team plays! First match with real Madrid was good, Shakhtar dominated possession but failed to create chances. Then there was the match with PSG – where we summed up the implementation. Was able to score only in the fourth round – as they say, burst. If in the match against real Madrid will also create chances and implement them, you will succeed.
– Before the first meeting with real Madrid it was hard to cope with the pressure of names in the opposing team. Now you have some psychological load?
– Hand on heart, no. And I don’t think it should take place. On the road we lost to real Madrid. But now the stadium will come our fans! I must show my game, and there already to look on the account. Personally, I don’t feel any pressure.
– The story of Karim Benzema will affect the mental attitude of the real?
Karim – main striker. Around him, Ronaldo and bale built the entire game. Of course, this is a significant loss for real Madrid. For us this is good because they don’t have a full replacement. Still, the last three years, Karim has firmly entrenched in its position.
– How did the real with the arrival of Rafael Benitez?
Cream started to play more defensively. Previously, they were focused solely on attacking, and with this mentor often depart back and act on the counterattack.
– Real has decided the minimum goal and advanced to the play-offs. Allow share of relaxation by the Spaniards?
– Very minimal, just some underestimation. May be affected and cold weather. But somehow the players are the real masters of their craft. They know how to handle the ball. Everything will depend on the development of the game.
We will remind, the match of the 5th round of the group round of the Champions League Shakhtar – real Madrid will take place on 25 November in Lviv. This match live will show the channel Ukraine.
We will add that on SPORTS bigmir)net will be available live text broadcast of the match Shakhtar vs real, which will begin at 21:45.
Note that the first match between these teams, which took place on 15 September in Madrid, ended with the victory of real Madrid over the miner with the score 4:0.
Please see the photo gallery: Revealing the defeat: As real Madrid Shakhtar beat