The match ended with the score 3:3.
Head coach of Donetsk “Shakhtar” luís Castro praised the fantastic rescue of his team in round 4 of the Champions League against Dinamo Zagreb.
“A difficult match. Mixed feelings. Feel upset, because we had the opportunity to win. The game was under our control. Our team had a great shower, which allowed to reach the desired result. Gave need energy players, substitute.Not the result I wanted. Could win. There was a moment at Matienko when the score was 1:1. Then when replacing removed Marlos, then trauma Stepanenko. The totality of things was gaining volume. But football is like this, it attracts millions of people,” he said.
According to mentor, nothing is lost and won.
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“In the end needed a Central defender and a striker release, because we would be out of the Champions League. Believed in this change. Aunt good crosses, displacements. Marcos Antonio is out injured Stepanenko. All these substitutions were hoping for a good result. The players had that desire and energy. We got the result. Before the match was on the 3rd place, now on the second. We constantly say that despite the experienced guys, it is important to develop young people so they were more effective in “Shakhtar” – said Castro.