Mircea Lucescu commented on the match of the Ukrainian national team against Italy.
Former head coach of “Dynamo” Kyiv and “Shakhtar” Mircea Lucescu shared his opinion about the match of the 10th round of Euro-2024 qualifiers of Ukraine against Italy.
The Romanian specialist noted that Ukrainian football players will do everything to win a ticket to the European Championship in this difficult time for the country.
“Half of the national team consists of players whom I trained, took them under my care when they were still very young in Shakhtar Donetsk and Dynamo Kyiv. They invited me to this moment, when the whole nation lives with great anticipation and excitement , for a match that can become historic.
It is clear that the ongoing war makes the match even more epic. The players will bring the suffering and pride of the whole country to the field, and they will also want to succeed in the qualification,” Tuttosport quoted Lucescu as saying.
As a reminder, the match between the Ukrainian national team and Italy will take place on November 20 at the “BayArena” stadium in Leverkusen, Germany. The game starts at 21:45 Kyiv time.
In order to get a direct ticket to Euro-2024, the “blue-yellow” must beat the “Square Azzurri”, while a draw is enough for the opponents.
We will add that the Ukrainian national team has never won in Italy before. The teams met 9 times: 7 victories of “Squadra Azzurri” and two draws.
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