Dynamo Kyiv sign Aleksandar Dragović!

Austria national team 22-year-old defender Alexander Dragović has signed a five-year contract with FC Dynamo Kyiv.

The newcomer has given his first interview in Kyiv:

- Dynamo are a great team and I’m glad to be here. It took me little time to make a decision. I want to win as many trophies as possible.

- Isn’t it a problem for you that Dynamo won’t participate in the Champions League this season?

- FC Basel also haven’t qualified to the Champions League group stage yet. Besides I’m sure that Dynamo will participate in this competition next season.

- Have you already had a talk with Dynamo head coach Oleh Blokhin?

- Not yet. I met Dynamo president Ihor Surkis. I’m looking forward for my first training session to get acquainted with the head coach and new teammates.

- When will you start training? What are your physical conditions?

- I had a training camp with Basel, so I have no problems with physical conditions and I can start playing at once.

- What is your favourite position on the pitch?

- I’m a center back, but being younger I used to play as midfielder.

- What can you tell about Dynamo center backs Domagoj Vida and Yevhen Khacheridi?

- I know them as we faced Dynamo during the winter training camp (pictured).

They are very good defenders, who are being called-up to their national teams regularly. Playing for Austria I faced both Croatia and Ukraine. I’m glad that I’ve become their teammate.