Shaitanov: Historical game, it’s an incredible feeling to reach the final of the European Championship

Shaitanov: Historical game, it’s an incredible feeling to reach the final of the European Championship

Women’s national team of Ukraine in the decisive match will play with Spain

Women’s head coach national team of Ukraine futsal Oleg Shaitanov shared his emotions after the victorious match with Hungary (2:1) in the semi-finals European Championship 2023.

“It’s an incredible feeling when a team reaches the final of the European Championship. For our team, this is a historic game. The emotions that the girls will experience in the final are incredible – for this you had to live, for this you had to train, cry, move away from injuries. Indeed, this is the final, the last game of the European Championship – for this you need to live and play futsal.

“To put it personally, 20 years ago, with tears in my eyes, I felt that I would no longer play in the final – when the men and I lost to Italy (0-1). But 20 years have passed, the girls have a different vision, so thanks to the girls that I will have the opportunity to play the third final of the European Championship.”

“I said before the game that it would be difficult, our games with Hungary are not easy. Of course, this is the support of the stands – Hungary’s great desire. We may not have been able to do something today, some things, but I am very pleased with the result.”

“It’s hard for us to play against Portugal and Spain. But I think we understand, this is the last game, we will give our best. Let’s try to play this game in such a way that we remember it for the rest of our lives.”

The Blue-Yellows reached the decisive stage of the European Women’s Championship for the first time. In the final, the team of Oleg Shaitanov will play with Spain, which defeated Portugal (3:2). The match between Ukraine and Spain is scheduled for Sunday, March 19. The game starts at 21:00 Kyiv time.

Source: Sportarena

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