Former head coach of the national team of Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko commented on the upcoming match of the "blue-yellows" against Italy in the last 10th round of selection for Euro-2024.
"This is a very important match for Ukraine. We have nothing to lose tonight. I expect a full stadium and huge support in Leverkusen. Ukraine has a lot of good players who show a good game in Europe. Italy is a powerful national team, and Luciano Spalletti is a great coach whom I respect.
Despite the war, the fact that we are forced to play every home match away, and the difficulties we face domestically, the team is still in a good position. Obviously, there has been a generational change, but we have good players like Mudryk, Sudakov and Tsygankov.
Rebrov did a great job in a very difficult situation. He brought his philosophy and the team got stronger. At this stage, we have nothing to lose, but this does not mean that we are satisfied with what we have achieved," Calcionews24 quoted Shevchenko as saying.
The match between Ukraine and Italy will take place on Monday, November 20, at the BayArena stadium in Leverkusen, Germany. The game kicks off at 21:45 Kyiv time. The text online broadcast of the Ukraine vs Italy match is available on our website.
For both teams, this will be a decisive match in the fight for the continental championship. Before the final round, Italy and Ukraine have the same number of points (13 each), but the Squadra Azzurra is ahead of the Blue and Yellows in additional indicators.
Serhiy Rebrov's wards need to defeat the reigning European champions with any score to get a direct ticket to Euro-2024. But for Luciano Spalletti's team, a draw in the duel with the Ukrainians will be enough to get to the European Championship.
Earlier it was reported that the national team of Ukraine guaranteed itself a place in the play-offs for Euro-2024. The "blue-yellows" will play in the playoffs in case of defeat or draw in the match against Italy.
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