Expert Club Parimatch: The first working day of the new national team coach
On August 29, a meeting of the Expert Club Parimatch took place in PM Hall, where the new coaching staff of the national team of Ukraine met with journalists for the first time.. Oleksandr Shovkovsky, Vyacheslav Kernozenko, Andrii Annenkov and Vyacheslav Ruzhentsev came together with the head coach Oleksandr Petrakov.
Expert Club Parimatch has already become a traditional meeting place for experts, coaches, athletes and journalists. At each event, current and most interesting topics of Ukrainian football are revealed. The appointment of a new coaching staff of the national team of Ukraine has become one of the main news in Ukrainian football after the team’s performances at the Euros. Therefore, the meeting with Oleksandr Petrakov and his assistants aroused great interest among the media.
Oleksandr Vasyliovych noted that today is his first working day, as his debut training as a national team coach will take place soon after the meeting with the media. He also stressed that Andrii Pyatov will remain the team captain, and Andrii Yarmolenko will be the vice-captain. As for Buyalsky, who played a little under Shevchenko, the coach said he would count on Vitaly.
The main feature and result of the event was a bet of Oleksandr Petrakov with journalists – if the team goes to the World Cup in Qatar, the coach is ready to arrange for the media a disco with champagne:
I am still waiting to meet the team. I plan to talk to each player separately. Unfortunately, there is a problem of injuries, but it is too early to talk about their nature. Regarding the next matches and the team game in general, I can say that for the team the result of the game will be the most important. After all, it is an anthem, a flag, it is a matter of prestige. Playing beautifully and losing is not about me.
Vadym Misyura, Director of Sustainable Development of Parimatch Ukraine also wished the team good luck and summed up the cooperation:
For us it was a year of furor. The game of the national team brought a lot of joy to the fans. And even when the team played outside the country, they felt supported. During the Euros, Parimatch broadcast on big screens so that thousands of fans could feel the atmosphere of a big football tournament. When our partnership with the national team started five years ago, those were difficult times. But we managed to bring football back to every corner of the country.
You can watch the broadcast of the event at YouTube channels of the Ukrainian Football Association .
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