Luís CASTRO: “a Little reined replace Marlos”

Head coach of Donetsk “Shakhtar” Luiz Castro summed up the victory over Kiev “Dynamo” (3:1) in the match of 24-th round of the championship of Ukraine.

“We went through a very difficult time. 2.5 months without the competition was difficult for all of us. But we worked all the time. We were confident and are determined that we will win. We lost more from the second place. We are much closer to our goal.

Am I satisfied with the game? We would like to play in Donetsk. There is our house. Now we have to play here, we have to accept it. We decided to play the “Olympic”, it’s a great stadium. In Kharkov, also good conditions. But now flying is not recommended. We play with dedication and spirit.

I’m a little held replace Marlos. I decided that after the second goal he needs to spend a little more time on the field. The second goal added to his motivation. He is a great professional, despite the fatigue. Fortunately, he not only scored the second goal, but was able to spend some more time on the field.

Marlos — player, the technical quality of which is not questioned. His goal gave us peace of mind, because we were losing 0:1 and won 3:1.

As far as Shakhtar are now in optimal condition? You can always progress and grow. After a break like that was very difficult,” said Castro in the TV channel “Football 1”.