The head coach of Shakhtar Mircea Lucescu commented on his team’s victory over Arsenal in the capital of the 1/16 finals of the Cup of Ukraine
“It’s hard to comment on today’s game. We had every advantage. Frankly, it is expected that the match will be much harder. It was clear that the opponent will be defensive and try sometimes to counterattack. Overall it was a good workout for those players who have not played in Vienna. Well, the matches are not on the road and at home, and consist of one meeting.
Why I haven’t released a replacement? Yes, I did it on purpose so that the players played the full 90 minutes. Today the replacements weren’t needed. All the other players in the morning had full training – even those who were in reserve. We have a very important game on Tuesday,” said Lucescu official website of the miner.
Recall that the match of 1/16 finals of the Cup of Ukraine Arsenal – Shakhtar Donetsk ended with the score 0:3. On Tuesday, August 25, Shakhtar will play in the return match of the play-off round of the Champions League with rapid.