‘We’ll Give It Our All Against Manchester City’ Says Fred
Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred says that his side will give it their all in their matchday 6 encounter against City in Ukraine, following the 3-0 defeat to Serie A Napoli in Naples.
The result, coupled with City’s 1-0 win over Feyenoord in Manchester means the Premier League leaders finish top of their qualifying group with a game to spare.
They will face Shakhtar on matchday 6 in Donetsk with the home side needing just a point to ensure qualification for the round of 16.
Brazilian midfielder Fred said, “Losing is always painful and unpleasant. Before the first goal, the team looked good, created multiple dangerous situations, still lacking some finishing.
“I suppose that if we’d scored, we could’ve won or even drawn. We shouldn’t forget that Napoli needed the three points just like we did.
“In the second half they stepped it up, with us dropping a bit deeper and defending, but after missing that goal we had to expose ourselves again and risk it.
“Basically, I'm satisfied with our performance, but not happy with the scoreline. Nevertheless, we need to get one more point.
“We’re facing a very challenging match against Manchester City, but we’ll try to give our all to advance to the next round.”