Posted on June 28, 2006
The Ukrainian player will be facing many friends on Friday night when his national side plays against Italy in the quarterfinals.
Andriy Shevchenko is ready for the match against the Azzurri, a country which has given him fame and glory in the past years.
“This week the Italian journalists and my friends will besiege me with repeated questions, I will have a lot of work to do with them.
“After seven years spent in Italy, I owe that nation a lot and now I will play against them the most important match of my country.”
Ukraine qualified for the first time ever to the World Cup, fourteen years after being founded.