Zinchenko urges his teammates to be motivated against England

Wed 30 June 2021 | 19:01

Ukraine’s star Oleksandr Zinchenko has talked about their next match against England.

Andriy Shevchenko’s

men will face


in the Euro 2020 quarter-final at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico this Saturday, and their high profile full-back

Oleksandr Zinchenko

has talked about the match, insisting that his side should be motivated to face England instead of being afraid of them.

“I watched almost all of their matches at the Euros except for (Germany),”

he said.

“I know many players of the team personally thanks to the matches in the Premier League.

“It is very difficult to score for this team, it is a great team with a fantastic selection of performers.

“If you look at their bench, there are players worth, probably, like three national teams of Ukraine.

“But this should not frighten us, but rather motivate us. I have already felt that everything in this life is real. I will personally do my best to achieve the result in the next game.”

It is already a big thing for Shevchenko’s men to be at this stage as they have been at the quarter-final of a major competition only once before when they were eliminated at this stage in the World Cup 2006.

“We can celebrate the victory because we are writing history,” Zinchenko added. “The whole country deserved such a result.

“The team also deserved it – the coaching staff, which chose the tactics and made a plan for the game, and the players who put it into practice.

“But from (Wednesday) we need to think about the next opponent England.

“This team demonstrates excellent football at the tournament and is generally considered one of the best national teams in the world.

“We will do everything in our power to move on to the next stage.”

source: SportMob