Olexandr Shovkovskyi on the game against Obolon

Olexandr Shovkovskyi on the game against Obolon

FC Dynamo Kyiv head coach Olexandr Shovkovskyi has told FootballHub about the last game of the year – against FC Obolon Kyiv.

- It was a tough and even rough game. How did that influence your players?

- Lately our games against Obolon have been quite tough. As I understand, they have special attitude to those. We knew things wouldn’t be easy for us. We made a lot of mistakes in the first half although we discussed how we should play.

We could score after corner and with a free kick. We needed to calm things down. I understand both my team and Obolon. No one wants to lose.

- Obolon defended with the whole squad and hoped for counterattacks. How difficult was that for your players?

- We knew how Obolon would play. They did the same in our previous games, used long balls. That’s how they scored against Rukh – from distance and after long ball. We knew that, but our center backs were still too cautious. Probably that’s about the responsibility and willingness to win. I think we need to be calmer.

- Are you satisfied with the first part of the season?

- We started well, then there were a number of failures and then we finished it off with four victories. We’re satisfied with the ending, but not with the whole picture.

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