Ukrainian national team midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko analyzed the match of the final round of Euro 2024 qualification against Italy.
The match ended in a 0:0 draw, which allowed the Italians to directly qualify for the European Championship, and the Ukrainians will now play in the qualifying playoffs.
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“It's hard to say whether this is the most difficult game of my career. Playing against the European champion is always difficult. We played this match with dignity, looking into each other's eyes, we can say that we gave our all on the football field, but this was not enough to win.
The support was felt. Of course, I would like to thank everyone who was at the stadium and in front of the TVs for their support. I am also grateful to the guys from the Armed Forces of Ukraine and everyone who protects our land.
We missed scoring a goal, we analyzed Italy's game well, and changed our approach to defense a little. The setup for the match was to saturate the middle of the field. The coaching staff changed our game a little, my goal was to help the fifth team in defense,” said Zinchenko.
Let us remind you that Ukraine extended its streak without victories in matches with Italy to ten matches.
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