Zinchenko admits Champions League defeat was one of his toughest days
Oleksandr Zinchenko admits Manchester City’s Champions League final defeat to Chelsea was ‘one of the hardest days’ of his career… but Ukraine captain believes Euro 2020 gives him the chance to bounce back
- Oleksandr Zinchenko has spoken of the pain of Champions League final defeat
- The 24-year-old admits loss was one of the toughest days of his career
- Ukraine captain is hoping Euro 2020 will provide chance to put it behind him
- His country get their campaign underway against the Netherlands on Sunday
- Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here.
Oleksandr Zinchenko admits Manchester City’s Champions League final defeat was one of the toughest days of his career but believes playing at the Euros will help him move on.
Zinchenko sounded almost emotional as he looked back on City’s 1-0 defeat to Chelsea last month at the end of a season in which Pep Guardiola’s side won the Premier League and Carabao Cup.
Two weeks on from City’s crushing loss in Porto, Zinchenko has to put that behind him to lead his country at the Euros, with Ukraine’s campaign getting underway against Holland on Sunday night.
Oleksandr Zinchenko admits the Champions League final defeat was one of his toughest days
But the Ukraine captain is hoping to bounce straight back at Euro 2020 from that blow
Ukraine captain Zinchenko said: ‘The final it was obviously one of the hardest days in my career but I can say it was pride that we had such a great season.
‘But I don’t know how to explain, it’s hard to talk. Because I really want to feel those emotions again, I want to be there again.
‘I think it is the best thing that can happen in an athletes life and such a tournament as the Euros is at the same level.
‘One day when you finish your career you will be sitting in front of your TV and watching those tournaments and you will remember, you will recollect, “I was there, how awesome was it” so I really cannot wait for the game [against Holland] so I can feel it again.’
Zinchenko believes game at major international tournaments are the ones he will look back on
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