Netease Sports reported on October 14:
At 2:45 am on October 14th, Beijing time, in the fourth round of the European League A Group D, Ukraine beat Spain 1-0 at home. In the last 6 days, Ukraine has faced three former world champion teams, France, Germany, and Spain, and finally won this game. Ukraine coach Shevchenko praised the players' performance.
Ukraine has encountered three major enemies in a row in the past 6 days. First, it arranged an away warm-up match against France on October 8th. Then, on October 11th and 14th, it faced the two European Union opponents Germany and Germany. Spain. These three opponents are the winners of the past three World Cups. It can be said that Ukraine will play three tough games in a row.
What makes Ukraine even worse is that before the game against France, many Ukrainian nationals tested positive for the new crown virus, including the main midfielders Stepanenko, Lubomor Toshi and others, especially Pyatov, All three goalkeepers, Lunin and Pankiv, were infected with the virus, and only George Bushkan, a healthy goalkeeper, remained in the Ukrainian national team. Subsequently, Ukraine lost 1-7 in the away game to France, which was short of major generals. People were worried that Ukraine would lose by a large score in succession.
使乌克兰雪上加霜的是，在与法国比赛之前，许多乌克兰国民对新王冠病毒进行了阳性测试，其中包括主要中场球员Stepanenko，Lubomor Toshi和其他人，尤其是Pyatov。三名守门员Lunin和Pankiv都感染了病毒，只有健康的守门员乔治·布什坎（George Bushkan）留在了乌克兰国家队中。随后，乌克兰在客场比赛中输给法国（1-7），法国少将将军。人们担心乌克兰会接连大败。
However, Shevchenko quickly adjusted the team's mentality. When they faced Germany at home on October 11, Ukraine only lost 1-2. Faced with Spain in this game, Ukraine's state further recovered, goalkeeper George Bushkan made 8 successful saves to keep the goal. In the 76th minute, Yarmolenko sent a precise through pass, and Zigankov took the ball to the front court and scored at the top of the penalty area to help Ukraine beat Spain 1-0.
The Ukrainian national team has played against Spain 7 times in its history. In the past 6 games, Ukraine has 1 draw and 5 losses. This game is the first time Ukraine has defeated Spain. Spain has lost five consecutive away games. The last time this happened was from 1990 to 1993, when the Spanish national team lost seven consecutive away games. After the game, Ukraine’s national team coach Shevchenko said: “Thank you to the fans who supported us and the whole team for their dedication and desire to win. Today’s game was very difficult for the players, but my attitude towards them I am very happy that the victory belongs to the players. It is of great significance to us to be able to defeat such a strong opponent in the current situation."
"A miracle? I don't think it is a miracle. I think it is the result of the team's hard work and a well-deserved reward. We fight to the end on the court. In order to achieve the desired result, you need to play with this desire A game. We planned to defend well in the first half before the game. Spain is a high-level team, but we know that if the patience of the opponent is exhausted, we can get a chance. We seized this opportunity. "
Shevchenko also specifically talked about goalkeeper George Bushkan: "After the game, we all applauded George Bushkan in the locker room. Congratulations on his first win in the national team. His performance is unparalleled! He is an excellent goalkeeper. In this position, we will compete for posts. I will give everyone a chance. George Bushkan will still have the opportunity to participate in the game. The best player will get the starting position. This is the rule of our team."