Ukraine exited Euro 2020, in a heavy defeat to England 0-4 in Rome. Chosen One Andrei Shevchenko was ambiguous when asked about his continuation in the role,
“The euro is over for us now. Let’s go back to Kiev and analyze and evaluate what we have achieved. The Federation will make a decision, there is time for this, no one is in a hurry”, declared Shevchenko, who has a contract until December 2022, that is, until the World Cup.
As for the match, the coach chose a decisive moment: the forced departure of defender Kravtsov, in the 34th minute, when England were already ahead thanks to an early goal from Kane in the fourth minute. “The game changed because of an episode. I don’t think Ukraine didn’t show what it was doing, and we didn’t change our principles. But we missed a few times with set pieces, and there was Krivtsov’s injury. We don’t have another defense like him ”, he analyzed.
Ukraine has never gone so far in the Euros, and Shevchenko was keen to highlight it: “Until we have a strong league, we rarely get to that level. To compete with these opponents, it is necessary to have athletes who play in the top five leagues in Europe. I was very happy with what we did, with everyone’s dedication and attitude.”