Mykola Shaparenko: “Even Barcelona’s second lineup always aims to win”

FC Dynamo Kyiv midfielder Mykola Shaparenko has commented upon the defeat against FC Barcelona (0:4).

- How do you feel after the coronavirus? Have you ever played such tough games before?

- I’m getting better, we’re working at training sessions to recondition. As for Barcelona, they have great players and aim to win even using second lineup.

- Before the game your teammate said he was upset Messi wouldn’t come to Kyiv. Do you think the presence of Messi would have influenced your team somehow?

- I think when Messi is on the field, other players are under pressure and try to find him even when another teammate is in better position. Besides Barcelona defend better when Messi is absent.