The Shakhtar midfielder Marcos Antonio spoke about the upcoming match against Wolfsburg in the 1/8 finals of the Europa League, which will be held on 5 August in Kiev:
– Marcos Antonio, just today I received information that you signed with Shakhtar, a new five-year contract. Surely this fact will give you extra motivation in the upcoming match of Europa League?
Of course I’m happy that you extended his contract with Shakhtar! It is a very joyful moment for me. Well, if I play tomorrow, the decision for Mr. View.
– In light of the contract extension can you talk about what you finally settled down in Shakhtar and I see my future in this team? How have you already established rapport with the partners, all folded perfectly?
Very grateful to the club for the confidence for what the next few years I will spend here. Every day I try to work in training to improve and become stronger. With teammates I try to communicate not only on the football field, but also outside the training process so that our mutual understanding was even better, because any team is teamwork and understanding is a very important aspect. Glad to continue to work with Shakhtar. Hope to grow within this club to help itself, its personal growth, and the club.
– Ahead of a crucial Europa League match with “Wolfsburg”. How do you usually struggle with emotion during matches or other important events that happen in life?
Yeah I basically completely calm, not nervous at all. First of all I have to do my job, Mister. Try during the daily training sessions to be prepared for the games. It is very important to be able to ignore, to hide from extraneous things and to do what you really need. And when they come such as the matches of the European Cup, that, on the contrary, to rejoice.
– In the first match in Wolfsburg you scored the winning goal. What emotions it evokes now? Is there a desire to finish the job in tomorrow’s meeting?
Very happy when I remember that winning goal, which allowed our team to get an away win. But tomorrow is a completely different game, and you should not think about the previous game. You need to think about the upcoming match. The most important thing – to go further, to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Europa League. Of course, I want to be back on the field and be as useful to his team. But all we learn only tomorrow.