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We are not playing for Zelenskyi, we are playing for all of our people - Riebrov

Maksym InshakovSport
The coach of the national team of Ukraine gave a traditional pre-match press conference

At a press conference on the eve of the 10th round of the Euro 2024 qualifier against Italy, Ukraine's head coach Serhii Riebrov said that he had not spoken to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi before the game. Serhiy Stanislavovych is confident that the head of state has more important tasks now.

"He always supports us, wishes us good luck, and is very interested in football. Of course, he has more important things to do now, we understand that. But we are not playing for Zelensky, but for our people, for those who support us. All the players of the national team are ready for tomorrow," Riebrov said.

The Yellow and Blue coach also emphasized that the Ukrainian national team is ready for a tough battle.

"We have considered many tactics on our part. How will Italy play? They have very useful players who can play both defense and offense, they are a very intense team. They played two days ago, but Italy always has several lineups. We have to be ready for a tense game. We have already made a decision, and tomorrow we will provide the players with information on how we will act. I don't think Italy will come out tomorrow and play for a draw. It is not the right team, not the right coach," the head coach summarized.

We are not playing for Zelenskyi, we are playing for all of our people - Riebrov

As reported by OBOZ.UA, on Monday, November 20, Serhii Riebrov's team will play a nominally home match against the Italian national team. This game will not affect the entry of Ukrainians into the playoffs of the League of Nations, as on November 19 Ukraine won this ticket and an additional chance to make it to the final part of the 2024 UEFA European Championship.

We are not playing for Zelenskyi, we are playing for all of our people - Riebrov

Before the Euro 2024 qualifier to be held in Leverkusen, Germany, the Ukrainians are third in Quintet C with 13 points. Italy is second, ahead of the Yellow and Blues in head-to-head meetings.

We are not playing for Zelenskyi, we are playing for all of our people - Riebrov

To take the final second place in Group C, which gives the right to go directly to the European Championships on November 20, the Ukrainian national team needs only a victory.

It should be noted that the TV channels that will broadcast the Ukraine vs Italy game have already been announced. Bookmakers have also made their predictions on the winner of this match.

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