Coach of the Ukrainian women’s futsal team: Much will depend on us in the match against Hungary

Coach of the Ukrainian women’s futsal team: Much will depend on us in the match against Hungary

The Ukrainian national team will play in the semi-finals of Euro 2023 against Hungary on March 17

Head coach of the Ukrainian women’s futsal team Oleg Shaitanov commented on the preparation for the matches the final part of Euro 2023.

“The team is getting ready. The mood is normal. Everyone is looking forward to the semi-final. Of the negative points – the injury of Anastasia Terekh in the control game against Portugal. But it will recover by the Euro.”

“Compared to last year, these are different preparations. Before the last Euro, we had a month of preparation: it was 37 training sessions and four sparring sessions. Now we have nine training sessions before the Euro and two control matches. But now the advantage is that the girls come from strong championships that are going to the finish line. There is a bit of fatigue because the girls play tough matches every week.”

“Compared to 2022, the composition of our rivals has not changed much. Hungary is hosting this Final Four and will play with the support of their fans. This is one of the factors in favor of rivals. Both teams dream of reaching the Euro finals – we expect a tough game. The most important thing is to go out and play the game that our team can show. In this match, a lot will depend on us: in what conditions we will approach this game, what psychological state our team will have.

“The winner of our semi-final goes to Spain or Portugal. These are the teams that stand apart in modern European women’s futsal. They were strong yesterday, they are strong today and they will be strong tomorrow. There are few chances to resist such teams, but if they are, you need to do everything possible.

The final four of the European Championship 2023 will be held in Debrecen, Hungary. In the semi-finals, Shaitanov’s wards will play with Hungary. The second semi-final pair were Spain and Portugal. Matches of the 1/2 finals of the EURO 2023 will be held on March 17, the match for 3rd place and the final on March 19.

Recall that at Euro 2022, which took place in the Portuguese Gondomar, Shaitanov’s team defeated Hungary in the match for third place – 2:1.

Source: Sportarena

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