Head coach of Lugansk Zorya Valery Kriventsov commented on the draw in the opening match of the group stage of the Conference League against Belgian Ghent (1:1).
“This was the first qualifying match, so looking at the tournament table, which is still being formed, it was categorically impossible to play. The team won.
Before the match, Ghent, on the other hand, is leader of the Belgian championship. The team demonstrates active, aggressive and agile football, which we are also ready for. You can tell that the result is positive for us, the boys worked actively in defense so that our opponents did not lose much to our goalkeepers. There were plenty of good moments to take advantage of, but if today’s match was tough they could have lost or won.
Ostannі ten khvilin Gent active gravel from Zori’s penalty area? However, they were not my instructions. My intention was to ensure that our rival’s enemies would be stronger than our enemies, and also to launch counterattacks. After investing in those who are replaced, they will be able to freshen up our game and strengthen our attacking potential, but not for the final positive result. In the end the result is good and I am happy with it.
Of course, we were only encouraged and assured to win, but to make our own adjustments. At this moment, playing in Germany, attacking Ghent football was important for us. This is the result.
We admired the opponent, marveled at about nine fights, tried to learn the style of their games better, and also marveled at the other graves. I have decided to start playing football actively, but at the moment we are not ready to open football with such a rival.” – Kriventsov’s press service told the club.
On Football.ua A video review of the Zorya – Ghent match is available to watch.