Tuesday September 12 2017
Bernard: 'Shakhtar want the win'

Shakhtar Donetsk “can’t be happy with a draw” against Napoli and expect an open game, assured winger Bernard.

The Champions League clash kicks off in Kharkiv on Wednesday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

“Napoli have a lot of quality in every area of the team and in every individual,” said the player in his Press conference.

“We must remain concentrated for the entire match. We know it’s going to be very difficult tomorrow and we haven’t had much time to prepare, but we have analysed Napoli’s strengths and weaknesses.

“There cannot be a favourite in such a difficult match. Both sides want to win. We can’t be happy if it ends in a draw, because we want to start on the right foot.

“Usually in Ukraine, we dominate games and play the entire time in the opposition half, but that’ll be very difficult here. I expect a very open game and we’re going into it with a strong mentality.”