Olexandr Karavayev: “We needed to score the opener as quickly as possible”

Olexandr Karavayev: “We needed to score the opener as quickly as possible”

- It’s +7 in Kyiv, how do you feel?

- Yes, it’s good there’s no snow and frost, so we don’t need to put a lot of clothes on.

- I mean the gap between Dynamo and Shakhtar in the league table.

- (smiling) That’s good too. The game wasn’t easy, especially the first half. After the break we increased the speed. We needed to score the opener as quickly as possible. Rukh did a good job. They defended orderly and had some decent attacks.

- Was this game more important than the one against Villarreal?

- Of course it wasn’t. There’re no unimportant matches, including friendlies. Coach won’t like it if we don’t do our best. We have no indifferent people in the team.

- Dynamo often do better in the second half. What’s the reason?

- Well, early in the game opponents aren’t tired, so they close space properly. After the break we increase the speed and score.

- Do you already think of the following match – against Oleksandria?

- Not yet as we’re joining the national team to play for our country, so we’re focused on that.

- How many braces have you scored in your career?

- This one was the third or the fourth. I’d been really looking forward to that as I couldn’t score for quite a while. Actually these are my first goals for Dynamo. There’s a lot of good stuff going on. I got a son recently, so everything is great.

- How did teammates congratulate you on the brace?

- Everyone was saying “Finally!”

- How did you call your son?

- Kyrylo. Will he play football? We’ll see. I want that, but it’s up to him (smiling).

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