Shakhtar midfielder, the Brazilian Fred has shared his expectations from match of the third qualifying round of the Champions League against Swiss young boys.
23-year-old midfielder said that are not familiar with Swiss football, but stressed that the main goal of the miner – reach the group stage of the Champions League. In addition, Fred noted the importance of fans in home games Miners in Europe.
“Swiss football? Honestly, do not know very much. We did not explore as young boys. Focused on start in the Premier League. It was very important to start the championship with a win.
I think tomorrow the team will begin to disassemble the game of the Swiss. We have to prepare well to avoid any surprises that can appear in the game.
If young boys playing in the Champions League, it is really highly skilled team. We need to think everything over. We must do everything to get to the group round. For the miner it is very important.
Fans? Of course, we all hope that we will maintain a full stadium. The team is very important to feel the warmth of the fans. This encourages all players to give their all even more.
The result of the first match? Shakhtar will be satisfied with the victory,” said the Brazilian.
In addition, the player of national team of Brazil commented on the words of the Miners coach Paulo Fonseca that he still can improve in their playing qualities.
“Always try to work with absolute efficiency. I’m still quite a young player and, of course, being close to more experienced players, learn something new every day. I think with the support of our coach not only I but the whole team definitely will progress,” summed up Fred.
We will remind, the match of the third qualifying round of the Champions League between Shakhtar and young boys will take place on 26th July at arena Lviv. The match will start at 21:45 Kyiv time.