Head coach of Donetsk “Shakhtar” Luiz Castro talked about the state of the players of his team before the return match of 1/8 final of the Europa League against German “Wolfsburg”.
“We have data that indicate the physical condition of the players. Every day we monitor players at all levels. Talking about mood, physical training, sleep and nutrition… Sure to match with “Wolfsburg” will be in its best form. At the same time, the constant work causes us to be very careful and cautious in the daily training process. We in any case can not make mistakes, because our path does not end at the Europa League. There is the Europa League, then the super bowl and the start of the new season of the championship. It is one thing to prepare the team only to League of Europe, the other more and that will continue. This is the most difficult. It is unknown when we will end in Europa League, and planning very complex. Know and see that the players understand what they should do. At Shakhtar, it is extremely important that the whole structure that surrounds us is a great support, all very competent. And we have fantastic players who daily work hard and efficiently. These guys are really nice to work with, because they always take any information. Because we have good prospects. The next match we see it as an opportunity to pass on,” said Castro.
The return match 1/8 finals of the Europa League “Shakhtar” — “Wolfsburg” will be held on Wednesday, 5 August, at the NSC “Olympic” in Kiev.