Dynamo Kiyv squad arrived to Belgrade on Wednesday afternoon and their coach Alyaksandr Khatskevich attended pre-match press-conference later in the day.
– Those who played against Veres got a bit more rest. When preparing for this game we took more attention to theoretical part. We need to forget Veres game as soon as possible. Especially our defending as we let opponent do too much. Based on the way Partizan builds-up the attacks, our keeper might have lots of problems if our defensive display is as bad as it was against Veres, says Alyaksandr Khatskevich.
This season, Partizan seems to play better away from home.
– We looked at their recent games, the one with Young Boys in particular as well as some domestic league matches. EL qualifier against Videoton is not part of the analysis as Partizan changed team a lot since then.
What happened with Mbokani and who can we expect to lead the attack tomorrow?
– After Veres game he had a scan and it revealed certain problems. I don`t know if he will be ready for Zorya match but he didn`t train these days nor he is fit. We made a game plan yesterday and I have team composition in my mind.
Youngster Roman Vantukh is among squadsters available for this game, do you plan to field him maybe?
– I count on him. He trains with the first team for a long time and it look like he is confident enough.
There will be no fans on the stands tomorrow due to suspension.
– It will be hard for both teams. Partizan will be without home support, their well-known 12th player. But, we won`t find it pleasant too as you play football game for football fans. When stands are full you give your max. We had enough games with low gates this season so we are kind of ready for this mentally.
What would you say is trademark for Serbian teams and Partizan in particular?
– Partizan team has enough physically strong players, especially at the back. As for attack, they are technically gifted. They have lots of experienced players and they make a great mix of their physical strength and technical qualities. It says enough about their team. There are interesting players in Partizan team we need to pay particular attention to.
What result would be to your liking?
– Our duty is to win each and every game so good result would be a win only.
Partizan coach announced his side will play aggressive style of football. Is that going to be a problem for your side?
– Aggressive game is a problem to everyone but we`ll try to be aggressive too.
Dynamo midfielder Vitally Buyalskyi also attended pre-match press part:
– We watched Partizan games CD`s for the past two days and analysed our opponent. It looks like Tawamba is one of the main players as he can deal with long balls and keep possession. Therefore, we need to get closer to him to prevent him creating problems for us. Beside Tawamba, I noticed several more excellent players that need particular attention. I feel sorry that stands will be empty as football is played for the fans but when we are away it can work to our advantage.
Photo: MN Press
Dynamo squad for Partizan game:
Goalkeepers: Koval, Rudko, Buschan.
Defenders: Khacheridi, Vida, Morozyuk, Pantić, Kadar, Pivarić, Kedziora.
Midfielders: Harmash, Sydorchuk, Buyalskyi, Shepelyev, Tsyhankov, Korzun, Gonzalez, Vantukh.
Forwards: Moraes, Bєsyedin, Kravets.