Head coach of the Ukrainian nationwide crew Sergei Rebrov believes that within the Euro 2024 qualifying match towards Italy the referee didn’t give a clear penalty towards Donnarumma for an infringement on Mudrika. The controversial episode occurred in stoppage time within the second half, and the referee’s choice helped the reigning continental champions preserve a 0-0 draw and advance to the European Championships from second place within the group. The Ukrainians should play within the playoffs within the spring.
“I don’t know, I additionally suppose that there was a transparent penalty. Nevertheless, there’s VAR. In my view, there was a penalty, however, as I say, we don’t determine that. Most likely, the VAR decide watched the replay of this episode and determined that there there was no foul. As a result of there are individuals there who’re watching, however the chief referee didn’t look,” Rebrov emphasised throughout a dialog with reporters.
The “blue-yellows” coach additionally advised what technique he had for the ultimate match of the group stage.
“Sure, we had a plan. However immediately we performed towards the reigning European champions, so it was very tough within the match towards this crew – from the primary minute they began to press. Subsequently, within the first half we concentrated extra on protection, and within the second half we actually we performed extra intensely, put extra stress and because of this we took the ball again and created probabilities,” Rebrov famous.
The coach admitted that after the match, all the fellows within the locker room had been very upset that they didn’t obtain the required consequence: “However I believe they confirmed sport immediately, and I can solely thank them.”
“I believe, wanting on the composition of our group earlier than the beginning of the qualifying spherical, only a few individuals believed in us. However we fought till the final match,” Rebrov assured.
“We’ve been working along with the gamers for less than six months, however they expressed a need to grasp the mannequin of our sport, confirmed the Ukrainian character, as a result of, as you recognize, the conflict in our nation continues. And that is very tough for the gamers – they’re continuously their telephones, watching the information. This can be a tough ambiance to work in. However all of us perceive that we symbolize a robust nation. And immediately we confirmed character and fought for Ukraine,” the mentor famous.
Earlier, OBOZ.UA reported that Ukraine would face a playoff in qualifying for Euro 2024: Rebrov’s crew battered Italy, however failed to interrupt by means of.
We additionally advised who Ukraine will play within the playoffs for Euro 2024.