The Ukranian champions will face the giallorossi next week in a tough double international clash. The Champions League is back.
Roma will face Shakhtar Donetsk on the road next week. The Lupi must be ready for a double challenge against a tough opponent. The most important Ukrainian team is training hard to get back in shape in order to defeat the Lupi and get access to the next step of this important competition.
Two key players of the team, Bernard and Stepanenko, analyzed the next Champions League match against Roma.
“We are almost ready to face two difficult matches against Roma. They will be ready and well trained too. –said Bernard. – We have to pay attention until the last minute of the game. Roma has high-level players on its roster. However, Shakhtar always plays to win even against a team that is doing well in their national league. I’m sure we will demonstrate our quality.”
Stepanenko spoke about the match as well. “We faced Roma in 2011 defeating them on the road 3-2. Right before the return match, they changed head coach. The atmosphere wasn’t great for them. We were the favorite and we confirmed this on the field. Now, instead, Roma is a stable club with important players. Their coach is young and ambitious. This team is stronger than that faced in 2011”.