• 04 july
  • 22:13

Dynamo – Shakhtar. Post-match press conference of Olexiy Mykhailychenko

Press conference of FC Dynamo Kyiv head coach Olexiy Mykhailychenko after the UPL matchday 29 game against FC Shakhtar Donetsk (2:3) is for your attention.

- We totally realize how important this game was, so there was certain pressure and anxiety. It’s much easier to play when you’re calm.

The first half was an absolute failure. We were extremely nervous. After the break we started playing the way we were supposed to.

After we equalized we aimed to win, but unfortunately conceded again.

- What did you tell your players after the first half? The team was totally different after the break…

- First of all I tried to calm them down so that they could do what they’re capable of. If you can concede twice within 45 minutes, you can score twice too. That’s what actually happened. Unfortunately we haven’t managed to play at least in a draw.

The situation has become more complicated, but there’re three more games ahead and it’s all in our hands. Now we need to deal with this defat and get ready for the next game.

- Why did you substitute Tsytaishvili with Karavayev?

- Tsytaishvili did a good job, but it was obvious some players got tired in the second half. When Taison took the field it was clear that there would be more danger in his wing. Karavayev can defend effectively.