Happy, Ovcharenko Serhii, Ukraine’s national team coach, because today he is crowned champion of Europe, in the European Football 7 Championship in Maia, and does not hide that their main goal is to stand proud in the Paralympic Games 2016 in Rio. Ler em português
Plural&Singular (P&S) – How do you define this moment, the moment of conquering the European Championship?
Ovcharenko Serhii (OS) – This is an important victory for us in which we worked hard to obtain it. It’s difficult to describe the exact feeling but knowing we are the winners of the championship it gives us a moment of pure bliss…
Plural&Singular (P&S) – What were the expectations at the beginning of this Championship? Was this victory expected?
Ovcharenko Serhii (OS) – We never make any prognosis because it gives bad luck. Since the beginning we knew that we were going to compete against a lot of great teams and we were prepared for the competition, but we still were surprised with the level and progress. Many of our players had several injuries since the beginning of the championship and therefore the task was a lot more difficult for us. And of course because of the situation of our country, that couldn’t be forgotten and it’s where our thought resides.
Plural&Singular (P&S) – And now… Which place do you pretend to be in the World Championship?
Ovcharenko Serhii (OS) – Many of these matches were difficult for us throughout this championship like the match between Russia, England, and Netherlands… And at the World Championship it will be even harder with Brazil and Iran and all of them want to win so…
Plural&Singular (P&S) – And what about the Paralympics?
Ovcharenko Serhii (OS) – That is our biggest goal and the one that we have been working hard for. I think Brazil will be extremely difficult, because the Brazilian will do not only the possible but the impossible as well, so we need to work really, really hard.