In the just-concluded friendly match, Ukraine led by Shevchenko lost 1-7 to France with insufficient manpower. After the match, Shevchenko did not criticize his players, but focused on the team's lack of manpower. The problem.
Shevchenko said: "Given the current situation, I think my players have done their best. We created some opportunities in the game, especially at the beginning of the second half. We did not give up, but we must also face both. The gap in team strength. France has taught us a good lesson, but we have so many main players who are unable to play, and the tactical arrangement is completely disrupted. I don't need to blame anyone."
"We are facing a very serious epidemic and injury problems. In today's game, I have only 18 players and 1 goalkeeper on my hands, and I don't know which players will be available to me in the next few days. The UEFA Europa League matches against Germany and Spain will be very difficult. Shakhtar Donetsk players will be tested for the new crown again tomorrow. I don’t know if any of them can report to the national team. I hope the situation can be improved."
According to previous reports, as many as 14 main players of the Ukrainian national team were unable to participate in the game against France, 4 of whom tested positive for the new crown.