• 15 sep
  • 22:28

Press conference of Mircea Lucescu after win against AZ

FC Dynamo Kyiv head coach Mircea Lucescu answered journalists’ questions after 2:0 win against AZ Alkmaar in the Champions League 3rd qualifying round game.

- Congratulations! How did you pick this lineup of defenders?

- This game was about tactics. Don’t forget that AZ almost won domestic league using long balls and demonstrating aggressive vertical football. We didn’t give them space do pass behind our defenders’ backs. AZ hardly created any chances before the break.

After the first half I told our guys to be patient as visitors would rush forward and we would have space for counterattacks. That’s what actually happened.

I’d like to thank players for incredible dedication, patience and this result.

- What do you think of the debut of Illia Zabarnyi in euro cups?

- He’s done really good job. I believe in young performers and they respond with decent play. Also one shouldn’t forget about Mykolenko, who didn’t play in his position, but coped with his duties. Anyway, I’d like to praise the whole team today.

- Which team would you like to face in the next round – Gent or Rapid?

- We think of the next game. Victory doesn’t mean anything if you don’t win the following match. It doesn’t matter how our opponents play.

- How come Gerson Rodrigues is the man of the match again under your guidance?

- Actually I considered substituting Rodrigues after the first half, but I didn’t do it and he thanked with a goal.