[lead]Ex-coach of the Ukrainian team Leonid Buryak shared his thoughts on the upcoming match of our national team in the selection for Euro 2016 against a team from Belarus:[/lead]
I think that the reason for the defeat of the Slovaks was that at that time Ukraine has lost its leaders, many players were injured. Plus opponent – Team Slovakia – it is a serious contender, rival rating. There’s a lot of good players playing in Western clubs, there Gamshik who plays in “Napoli”. Plus, apparently, home matches are the Ukrainian team is not exactly easy. We have a team of Ukraine stamp, it’s a good, strong team, all tuned to this command. But since this time in the national team was not leading players, then so happened that the spirit and quality of the opponent did the trick.
Fomenko now can count on a little more players. But it is an activity which involves the joints, with martial arts. It had teams such as Spain, Italy, Germany the cage is always about 25 players. They do not happen that one player at the position. Yes, we are worse, but it’s not a disaster. Yes, there are such key players as Linnet, Yarmolenko, Hacheridi, but at the expense of the organization, due to surrender command should show themselves. After all, where’s the same points should be taken. The fact that they have lost the house, you need to compensate.
I was the coach of the national team and we played twice against Belarus, we know the level of the team. Football they profess the same as in Ukraine, bet on condition, on the organization of the game, dedication. I think it’s about two equal teams. But I put Ukraine on a little higher, for one reason – performance skills of some players in Ukraine stronger. Also, there was a bad start and have to compensate for the loss of points in the first match with a victory over Slovakia Belarusians. But the game is not easy. And the game will be politic overtones, saying, Behold, Ukraine came. I know that when we played in the locker room to the team of Belarus Lukashenko came and he shouted at the players, because we then have won. In this respect, the current game again becomes much more difficult.