Ukraine Premier League


Olexandr KHATSKEVYCH: “No matter what highers-up decide, we’ll fight till the end”

Press conference of FC Dynamo Kyiv head coach Olexandr Khatskevych after away win against FC Lviv (1:0) is for your attention.

- After the game against FC Shakhtar Donetsk I said that no matter how far behind we are, we’ll fight till the end. And we did today. If we had seven players left, we would have fought to. As for the refereeing, in the second part of the season Shakhtar have already had five penalties awarded for them. And we get five-seven bookings or even red cards in every game. But no matter what highers-up decide, we’ll fight till the end. That’s a total disgrace. I’d like to thank our fans, who came here despite the weather and supported us.

- Was your task for the second half to preserve the score?

- We needed to transform as Rusyn couldn’t hang onto the ball. The second half showed de Pena was quite effective in this role. Shabanov enforced our defense. Bushchan did a great job in some episodes. Well done, boys.

- What’s wrong with Verbic and Boiko?

- Both didn’t come here due to medical issues. Boiko will be getting ready for the next game and Benjamin goes to the clinic in Munich for arthroscopy.