Kyiv (AP) – Shakhtar Donetsk coach Luis Castro expects a very offensive team from Borussia Mönchengladbach in the next Champions League home game.
“It will be a big game against a complicated opponent. They will cause danger in our penalty area. Borussia beat a good team in Leipzig at the weekend. I expect a competent and strong opponent that we have studied well,” said Shakhtar’s head coach. Donetsk for the game against the Bundesliga fifth on Tuesday (6.55pm / DAZN).
After two match days, the Ukrainians lead the table with four points ahead of Mönchengladbach (2). “We are in a complicated group with teams like Real Madrid and Inter Milan. But I trust my players and expect an excellent performance from them,” said the Portuguese coach, who has to play the home games with his team at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev. “We miss our stadium, we miss our fans,” said the 59-year-old on Monday evening. The fact that the game takes place in front of empty rows hurts the coach a lot. “In a game without spectators, the soul is missing,” said Castro.