Serhii Sydorchuk: Everything was decided by dead ball situations - three out of four goals were scored by headers

Midfielder of the national team of Ukraine Serhiy Sydorchuk commented on the defeat in the quarterfinals of Euro 2020 by the team of England (0: 4).

Blue-yellows completed their way to the European Championships following a match with England. After the match, the midfielder of the national team Serhii Sydorchuk shared his thoughts.

"We had a plan for the game. We knew that the opponents pressed well in the first 25 minutes and then sagged. Due to a missed quick goal, we failed to fulfill the plan. Then they seemed to level the game. Kryvtsov's injury made adjustments because we were preparing to play according to one scheme. Sergei - a great helper in standard positions. His loss affected in this regard.

We did not need to deviate from our game, the structure was good. But all decided the standard position - three of the four goals scored by headers. These are our mistakes, the standards played a nasty joke on us.

During the conversation during the break, we had a setting for what we could add and score. But, again, in the second half we missed a quick goal. There was an optional foul on my part. I didn't want to do it, but it worked out. The British scored from this penalty. After the missed balls it was difficult to return to the game.

We were preparing for the opponent, we knew that he would act like that. In England, fast footballers play ahead. It was necessary to cover the middle of the field as best as possible. Our three supporting midfielders tried to intercept the ball and immediately give it to the striker. The English show high pressure in the first half hour of the game, so we had to get out of it this way. In the first half we leveled the game, started to act well, but in matches with such teams everything is decided by small details.

Now not the best feeling because of this result. It seemed to me that he was a little out of the game. That is why it is sad. If we abstract from the result of the match with England, then we had a pretty good tournament.

Who deserves to win the Euro? I think, first of all, it depends on the work done. I think the Italians are closer to victory, "Sydorchuk said.

24.07.2021 12:05

Captains of the national team of Ukraine: during Euro 2020 Yarmolenko bypassed Shovkovsky and Kalitvintsev

Five Euro 2020 matches in which the attacking midfielder of the national team ...

22.07.2021 11:05

Euro 2020. Roman Yaremchuk is among the top 10 players who most often hit the opponents' goal in the tournament

The striker of the national team of Ukraine Roman Yaremchuk shared with the Belgian Romelu L ...

21.07.2021 15:00

The national team of Ukraine for Euro 2020: official data of matches, players' achievements

At Euro 2020, the national team of Ukraine for the first time in the history of performances at the championships is ...

21.07.2021 11:03

Euro 2020. Andriy Yarmolenko is in the top 10 best assistants of the tournament

Offensive midfielder of the national team of Ukraine Andriy Yarmolenko ...

Subscribe to news