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Olexandr KHATSKEVYCH: “You must demonstrate a bit more than you can on the field to feature in the Champions League”

Press conference of FC Dynamo Kyiv head coach after the home game against Club Brugge KV.

- We started aggressively and scored the early opener. We asked players to keep this up, but for some reason we made a step back. We’ve scored three, but individual mistakes have undone those efforts.

- When shall we see a team able to perform in the Champions League?

- We have new hopes every year. We picked 14-15 players for six games. Those are mostly experienced performers, internationals. They’ve done their best, but you must demonstrate a bit more than you can on the field to feature in the Champions League.

We had character and fought, but there are mistakes we make when switching from defense to attack. Our defense doesn’t hold up against criticism. I guess that’s my fault. I should have used other players. Maybe Shabanov.

- Why did you substitute Verbic? Did he get tired?

- He thought he could keep playing, but it was obvious he was tired. He could neither attack nor defend.

- Is your resignation under consideration?

- When you don’t pass the first test you can get no second chance… We’ll discuss that with the president of the club.

- Why do you totally believe in Rodrigues and don’t believe in Harmash? Harmash did pretty well against FC Shakhtar Donetsk…

- I believe in all our players, but we have certain strategy. Rodrigues is a more attacking player. I made this decision and I’m responsible for it.

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