Unity key to Ukraine victory in Montenegro
Thu Jun 8
Following a stuttering start to their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, Ukraine have taken nine points out of nine to lift themselves within a victory of Group H leaders Montenegro.
It was an impressive performance and one which, according to captain Anatoliy Tymoschuk and midfielder Edmar, had its roots in the strong bonds in Fomenko's squad – although the Ukraine coach himself refuses to get carried away.
Mykhailo Fomenko, Ukraine coach
Maybe it was good that [Zozulia's dismissal] came just before the break because we had time to speak with the lads and also slightly tweak our tactics. We managed to regroup and it brought us the result we needed.
Anatoliy Tymoschuk, Ukraine captain
Everybody believed in victory today. Even after we were left with ten men, we entered the changing room and told each other nothing terrible has happened. We promised to play for ourselves and for each other. We held on and managed to get a fairly deserved win.
Edmar, Ukraine midfielder
Yevhen Konoplianka, Ukraine midfielder
Andriy Yarmolenko, Ukraine striker
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