‘We performed for individuals who give their final drop of blood and endure every single day’: Ukraine boss Oleksandr Petrakov proud of his players after victory over Scotland takes them a step in the direction of ‘nice goal’ of qualifying for World Cup
Ukraine boss Oleksandr Petrakov hailed his aspect’s 3-1 win over Scotland as a victory for his or her whole war-torn nation.
In their first aggressive fixture because the Russian invasion started in February, Ukraine moved to inside one match of November’s World Cup in Qatar. They now face Wales in Cardiff on Sunday.
Petrakov mentioned: ‘This victory was not for me or the staff, it was for our nation. This is a big win for Ukraine.
Ukraine boss Oleksandr Petrakov was proud of his players after Wednesday’s emotional win
‘It was a staff effort. They did the whole lot for the individuals they play for – the individuals watching at dwelling, the individuals within the armed forces, in trenches, in hospitals. We performed for individuals who give their final drop of blood and those that endure at dwelling in Ukraine every single day.
‘This is one step in the direction of our nice goal. We will do the whole lot in Wales that folks count on of us. We will make Ukrainian individuals proud, as a result of we’re extraordinarily proud Ukrainians.’
Petrakov additionally thanked the help of their Scottish hosts.
Ukraine have a good time the victory at Hampden Park which arrange a play-off closing in opposition to Wales
‘I used to be strolling in Glasgow yesterday morning and a few Scottish individuals approached me and wished me all the perfect of luck,’ he mentioned.
‘I need to say thanks, Scotland. I’ll always remember that.’
Scotland boss Steve Clarke mentioned: ‘Ukraine deserved to win, they had been the higher staff on the evening.’
Ukriane had been taking part in of their first aggressive fixture because the Russian invasion started