• 09 july
  • 02:30

Heorhiy Bushchan: “Luck was on our side”

In the Ukrainian Cup final penalty shootout FC Dynamo Kyiv and FC Vorskla Poltava took seven successful penalties for each side after which the White-Blues keeper Heorhiy Bushchan parried the shot by Sapai. Then Riznyk cleared the shot by Mykolenko and then Bayenko sent the ball over the bar.

Our keeper has shared his impressions of the game.

- How do you feel now that you’ve performed the decisive save in the Ukrainian Cup final?

- I’m totally calm as we’ve just fulfilled the task we had.

- Did you study the way Vorskla players take penalties before the game?

- I do that personally and with my coach before every game.

- Did you get nervous when the shootout got so long?

- Penalties are a lottery and the situation is not always in my hands, so I was pretty calm.

- Dynamo were the first to concede. What happened in that episode?

- There was a certain mess after the set piece and Vorskla forward got the ball. He did his job.

- Do you agree it was a fair contest, so it was difficult to define the winner after 90 minutes and extra time?

- It was difficult to deal with Vorskla defense as they were acting really orderly. Anyway, starting with the second half we totally controlled the game. Vorskla had dangerous counterattacks and aimed to win, but luck was on our side today.

- Dynamo have won the cup for the first time in five years. Will you celebrate?

- We don’t have time for that as we have other goals.

- Is the Champions League spot your goal?

- Definitely!