Stepanenko: I was worried that I might not get into the Euro 2024 squad

The midfielder was recovering from an injury and did not play too many matches.

Midfielder Ukrainian national team Taras Stepanenko said that he was worried that he might not be included in the national team’s application for European Championship 2024.

“I was worried that I might not get to the Euro. The second part of the season was difficult for me because I had two injuries. After recovery, I wasn’t playing as much as I always play, so I was worried. I understood that there were 26 players in the application and at each position there were now 3-4 people per position. I’m glad I’m here now.”

Stepanenko played 31 matches for Shakhtar in all competitions in the 2023/24 season. During his career, the 34-year-old midfielder played 82 matches for the Ukrainian national team.

The Ukrainian national team will play against Moldova in Chisinau on June 11. Starts at 19:00. The match is expected to be almost sold out – by the evening of June 10, 9 thousand tickets had been purchased, despite the fact that the Zimbru stadium, where the fight will take place, seats about 10,500 spectators.

This will be the last test match of Rebrov’s team during preparation for Euro 2024. Earlier in Nuremberg, the blue-yellows tied with Germany (0:0), and in Warsaw they lost to Poland (1:3).

On June 12, the Ukrainian team will move to Wiesbaden, its base city during the continental championship. At the group stage of the 2024 European Championship, the blue-yellows will play against the national teams of Romania (June 17), Slovakia (June 21) and Belgium (June 26). The matches will take place in Munich, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart, respectively.

Source: Sportarena

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