Head coach of “Shakhtar” Luis Castro told about the ambitions of the team for the current Europa League:
Shakhtar are looking to reach the final, the same applies to all other participants of the Europa League. Often we when we talk about what you want, I think that the other does not exist. No, and the rest of the team seek to reach the final.
No coach remaining in the Europa League clubs who do not seek to reach the final. It all depends on many factors. The quarterfinals and semi-finals will be one match. So that will be one Cup final after another. Finals is unique because it is one-off matches. This season, as an exception, the quarterfinals and semifinals also are made exactly like the final.
We seek above all VfL Wolfsburg – this must be our first goal. If that happens, then I will start thinking about what we can do in the tournament. But when you look at the competition, there is Roma, Sevilla, inter, “Manchester United”, “Copenhagen” and many others.
We have no idea who will qualify for the quarterfinals. All we know: play in 1/8 finals against “Wolfsburg”. It is a reality and we are very pleased to have reached this stage of the tournament.”
Informed the coaching staff Castro joins Pedro Brito.