The former defender of Kiev “Dynamo” and Donetsk “Shakhtar” Alexander Sopko summed up the first part of the season for the “Dnepr-1”.
“Dnepr-1” is developing fantastically as a club. Every year lifting higher division. First of all, it tells about the work conducted by the coaching staff Dmitry Mikhailenko. Dnipro have chosen the right vector of development. In those places a lot of children’s schools and have enough players who need to play at a serious level. This way is more reliable and cheaper. Relying on their skills and the right work in the future will pay dividends.
But now, once at high speed in the Premier League, everyone knew that with this team it will be difficult to solve serious problems. Many players have already reached the maximum level of the skill, and in order that the mentor can develop their coaching ideas, he needed new players, which could give impetus to the development of the system…
If Dnipro will be able to grow during winter break what the club have claimed, then they will have a chance to compete for a place in the top six. Otherwise, it will be possible to systematically prepare for the next season. I believe that to struggle for survival it will not come,” — said Sopko.
After 18 rounds of “Dnepr-1” occupies the 8th place in the championship of Ukraine, having 18 points in the difference of goals scored and conceded 18-28.