5 November, 2012 - 13:18

Direct speech: Anatoliy Tymoschuk.

Direct speech: Anatoliy Tymoschuk.

On Andriy Shevchenko

I played for many years with Andriy in the Ukrainian national team and I can say only best things about Shevchenko as a professional. He is certainly one of the best Ukrainian players ever.

On captaincy

The most significant thing is to support your team-mates every single moment, and that’s particularly important for the national team, where you’re only together for a limited period of time. You have to make a good example to get the most out of your team.

On future of the national team

The quality and performance of the players we have could increase our chances of achieving some remarkable victories. The first aim today is to get to the final stage of the World Cup. It would be very good result for our side.

On his role in Bayern

There is rivalry for places in the senior squad at Bayern. I do my best to prepare so that I will be ready to start from the first minute of the match. Everything depends on the manager – he decides the squad.

On the progress of the German club

Over the last three seasons, Bayern have played two times in the final of the UEFA Champions League. We unfortunately were defeated twice, though I believe we should have won at least one of those matches. But football is an unpredictable game and that’s why it’s so exciting.

On his next club

My best spell in Ukrainian football was with Shakhtar, so probably that is the only team where I will finish my career as football player.

Source: fifa.com

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