The President of “Dynamo” Igor Surkis said that the main struggle for an exit in the playoffs will unfold between Kiev and Porto.
“I think the main challenge in the group will be held between “Dynamo” and “Porto”. We are well aware of the Portuguese, played with them a few years ago. Then we won at home and lost away. We understand that this is now our main rival. We need to fight for second place, and there, you never know”?
“It’s great that we managed to save the structure. Yarmolenko remains in Kiev “Dynamo”. You see, what we have a tough group. Leave as a free agent? So he left as a free agent before this, we need to stay alive. Now the team needs him, we hope. We were in the Champions League, I think the true fans will understand me”
But the General Director of “Shakhtar” Sergei Palkin sure that Dynamo had more luck in the draw.
“Two hours before the draw, we spoke with Mister. Agreed that it would be interesting to see the kind of teams we haven’t played. And so it happened. Interesting to see Shakhtar in matches with real Madrid and PSG. Most importantly, we got a feast of football for our fans.
“With whom will be harder for us – with real Madrid or PSG? I think malmö. This is about the prototype of the Vienna Rapid. When the team is weaker, we do not always succeed, because there is underestimation. One group is stronger – or Dynamo? I think, clearly, we have. The task is to qualify from the group. I would like, but the main thing is to get out”.