The captain of the national team of Ukraine Andriy Yarmolenko spoke about the defeat from the Italian team in the match of the 6th round of selection for Euro-2024.
In the match in Milan, our national team lost with a score of 1:2. Davide Frattesi's brace Ukrainians managed to respond only with a goal by Yarmolenko.
The 33-year-old winger of Dynamo Kyiv said that the "blue-yellows" should analyze the defeat against the "Squadra Azzurra" and draw conclusions in order to avoid such mistakes in the next matches.
He also stressed that no one in the team is going to give up, because the struggle for reaching the European Championship continues.
"It was a tough match, against the background of the fact that we played two days later on the third after the meeting with England, it is difficult to face such an opponent as Italy. Fatigue affected somewhere.
Result by game. There are victories and defeats in football, the most important thing is to move on and draw conclusions. We have not run out of anything – the most interesting thing begins. Let's draw conclusions, analyze this game at the next training camp. We will work and move on.
No one gives up. Of course, the match could have turned out differently, but the result is on the scoreboard. We need to come to terms with this and in future matches not to make mistakes that were made in the game with Italy," Yarmolenko was quoted as saying by the official website of the UAF.
The national team of Ukraine in the selection for Euro-2024: standings and when are the next matches
According to the results of six rounds, the national team of Ukraine (7 points) dropped to third place in Group C. England is in the lead (13 points), Italy has risen to the second position (7). North Macedonia (7) is on the fourth step, Malta is the last (0).
Our team has three matches left to play in the Euro-2024 qualifiers: Ukraine - North Macedonia (October 14), Malta - Ukraine (October 17) and Ukraine - Italy (November 20).
The two best teams from each group will advance to the final part of the 2024 European Championship. The winners of three more tickets to the continental championship will be determined in the playoffs, where 12 teams will get depending on their performances in the League of Nations-2022/23.
The draw for the final part of Euro-2024 will take place in December 2023, and the tournament itself will be hosted by Germany from June 14 to July 14, 2024. The German national team, as the host of the tournament, got to the continental championship without selection.
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