Dynamo Kuei midfielder admits his nation only has to blame for their expulsion, while Italy’s victory
Ukraine’s Sergei Sudorchuk believes he has his own worst enemy in the Euro 2020 defeat against England, saying he made a “disgusting joke” of himself with his performance.
Goals from Hurricane, Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson ensured that Andrei Shechenko’s team reached the quarter-finals in a fashion pile at Rome’s Studio Olympico.
Speaking afterwards, Denamo Kew midfielder Sedorchok admitted that after falling below his expected standard, his nation had to be held solely responsible for his expulsion.
What has been said?
“It’s our fault.” Official website of the Ukrainian national team after the game. “The standards we set were like we were making a joke of ourselves.
“We had a plan for the game. We knew that England would often press well in the first 25 minutes and then stagger, but because of their immediate goal we failed to meet it.
“We didn’t have to deviate from our plan. The structure was good, but again in the second half, we made a quick goal. After that, it was difficult to get back into the game.”
Sudurchok is still proud
The playmaker is still in a hurry to signal Ukraine’s departure from the Euro 2020 stage and should not underestimate the extraordinary run for an undeclared team in another Topsy Troy tournament.
Ukraine vaguely identified heavyweights as defending European champions Portugal and World Cup-holder France. The last time Germany made it to the quarter-finals of a major competition was in 2006 when coach Shevchenko was their star player.
“The result is not the best way to feel it,” he added. “That’s why it’s sad, but if we remove the result of this match, then our competition was great.”
Sedorchok also chose to pick up the European Championship trophy from the four sides that will go to Wembley next week, adding: “Who deserves to win? I think Italy is close to victory.”