"NOBODY HAS PLAYED AT HIS LEVEL AT THAT AGE"
Shakhtar coach puts Modric above Xavi and Iniesta
Published:4/10/2022 - 10:42h
Updated:4/10/2022 - 10:43h
Shaktar Donetsk coach, Igor Jovicevic, offered a few words in an interview where he spoke about the Champions League commitment against Real Madrid and his point of view about some players
Igor Jovicevic, trainer of the Shakhtar Donetsk, has appeared in an interview for the newspaper 'ACE' in the previous to the party of Champions of this Wednesday in front of the Real Madrid. In her, it spoke of what has lived the club with the war, of how prepares the commitment in front of the white group, of the good level of Luka Modric and of one of the 'perlas' Ukrainian that has to his disposal.
The Croat began mentioning what lives day in day out with the situation between Ukraine and Russia and how has organised since. "The chaos sometimes organises (laughs). Work in a big club and all have it scheduled. It is a complex situation to handle, especially the emotional state of the footballers. Also the tiredness. When you live in the hotel, the aeroplane, the train and the bus instead of in your house, loses a lot of energy and concentration, goes joined. In the first day a party of the Ukrainian league stopped by the sirens of air strikes and took four hours in finishing . We want to be competitive, but between party and party anybody knows by what are happening", affirmed the technician.
Jumping to the meeting by League of Champions, surrendered in praises in front of the merengues. "We are the 'outsiders' and measure us to the best club of the planet. If you analyse them in the tactical, see errors where can them pillar... But they do not do them goals. And if they mark them, the Madrid answers with goals to pairs. It is an individual strength so brutal that although sometimes they seem something anarchic, have so much experience that dominate the time, the space, know to suffer and are convinced that they go to win. You have to brush the excellence and that to his goalkeeper him cuele between the legs", aimed.
Also it took advantage of the opportunity to speak of Modric, to the one who compared with several icons of the FC Barcelona and the one who him 'has to' a T-shirt. "It was by 2017 that was seeing to my fellow Luis Miguel Ramis in Valdebebas and could speak with Luka. Although we are in contact never arrive to coincide, so I said him jokingly the last time that it already would give it to me when be 40 years old and was playing in Los Angeles Galaxy... As the destination has wanted that it can be now. What is doing Modric, play to this level with his age and in the best club of the world, has not done it anybody. Neither Iniesta neither Xavi, for example, that went a lot before to other clubs. I adore him and it is a pride see him with Croatia. It is the definition of a leader", sentence Jovicevic.
The 'jewel' of Ukraine
Finally, it spoke of Mykhaylo Mudryk, one of the young footballers more important of the Shakhtar. "Always it stood out, from years backwards. The one who knows the Ukrainian football knows it. His skills, his speed, that 'dribbling' and this desparpajo... To all arrives them his hour and this is his. The past year despuntó, but were missing him opportunities. I know that the Bernabéu remained with his name. Now it has the responsibility that it is the one who has to be decisive. We go to see of what material is fact", concluded.