Shakhtar sporting director Darijo Srna expressed his opinion on the 1-0 win over Antwerp in the Champions League fifth round match.
"A difficult match from the first minutes. These are the hardest games, because we are satisfied with two results, and the opponent - only victory. You want to run on the attack, but you think not to concede. We talked about it, we wanted to play for a win from the first minutes. We are Shakhtar - we always play to win against any opponent.
Did Shakhtar have less possession in the second half? It was definitely not our intention. We sat back, but they did not create anything. If you count our chances, we had 3-4 more chances, 2 crossbars. And they had one half-moment in the first half. So congratulations to the team, they are all heroes. Today we played for Shakhtar and the whole Ukraine.
Scuffle after the match? It is emotion. What happened in the changing room? Of course, we live in such a situation, our country. For every fan of Ukrainian football it is a very big step forward. The victory means a lot. We earned points, went further, we will fight to the end for the Champions League play-offs," Srna said.