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Taras Stepanenko commented on the call to the national team Junior Moraes.

Midfielder of the national team of Ukraine and Sachitra Taras Stepanenko shared his expectations from the upcoming match against Portugal in qualification for Euro 2020, and expressed his opinion on the adoption of Ukrainian citizenship by his teammate Junior Moraes.

“He lives and plays in the Ukraine, loves our country. He’s a good man. If he decided to take a Ukrainian passport and Ukrainian citizenship, so he went on a deliberate step. I think he can help our team and especially in attack, because we have problems in this line. Junior scoring striker, scoring goals in the championship and in Euro cups.

It is clear that we have a task to reach the final of the European championship. So it turns out that we start the selection for Euro 2020 with the most formidable opponent — the national team of Portugal. I think that will be a tough match, so we need to prepare well and now all the thoughts directed at the game in Lisbon. The coaching staff and all the players will do everything possible to achieve in the first game of a positive result,” – said Stepanenko.

Earlier Roman Yaremchuk said that, the Dynamo found a common language with Moraes, which was first called to the national team of Ukraine.

Recall that the match between Portugal and Ukraine in the framework of selection for Euro 2020 will be held March 22 at 21:45 Kyiv time in Lisbon. On our website will be available online broadcast of the match.

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