Pyatenko: The goal is to win every match and move up in class. Despite the bad start, all is not lost

The Ukrainian women’s team started in the Nations League with two defeats, but there is still time to improve the situation

Acting head coach Ukrainian women’s team on football Vladimir Pyatenko summed up his team’s unsuccessful start in group B3 League of Nations.

“There are no questions regarding dedication to the wards. They were motivated, eager to demonstrate their best qualities. But, unfortunately, unlike our rivals, implementation was not always successful. Wrong decisions were often made in the final stages of the attack. Perhaps this is because there was not enough teamwork, because in Poland we had to play these matches, as they say, on wheels…”

“I don’t pay attention to the standings for now. The girls are faced with the task of winning every match and moving up in class. Despite the bad start, all is not lost.”

“Rotation? Yes, I plan to invite three or four newcomers. We will finally decide on them by October 10.”

“I am very pleased with the microclimate in the team, I repeat, there are certain problems only with teamwork, but all this can be corrected. And the fact that we will have to hold two fights in Greece will only help us unite and jump over our heads.”

We would like to remind you that in the two opening rounds of the Nations League, the Ukrainian national team was defeated by Serbia and Poland with the same score of 1:2. Pyatenko’s team will play the next two matches against Greece on October 27 and 31. Both matches will take place on the opponent’s field, in the city of Heraklion at the stadium of the OFI Theodoros Vardinoyannis club.

The four group winners from Division B will advance to the elite division. At the same time, the participants in the play-offs for promotion/relegation before qualifying for Euro 2025 will be determined.

The Nations League group stage will take place from September 20 to December 5. The final stage, which will also serve as the qualifying stage for the 2024 Olympics, and the play-offs are scheduled for the period from February 21 to 28, 2024.

Source: Sportarena

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