The head coach of Dynamo Kyiv players Mircea Lucescu announced his desire to play home matches of his team in the Champions League in Poland, if the war in Ukraine does not end by the start of the European Cup campaign.
Yet, as noted by the coach, it would be better to play these fights in Kyiv, reports Ukrinform. “Immediately after the charity match against Legia, I told Dynamo President Igor Surkis that it would be good to play our European Cup matches here in Poland. There is a great football atmosphere here, and, most importantly, there are a lot of Ukrainians in Poland now. I am sure that Ukrainian fans would come to such matches and we would feel at home. This would be very important both for Dynamo and for Ukraine.
In which Polish city can we play our European Cup matches? Poland has a lot of great stadiums, it’s a big country. I am sure that both Dynamo and Shakhtar will be able to play their European Cup matches here. But it would be best to play in Kyiv. In addition, I suggested to the president of the club that we start preparing for the season in Kyiv. To show that we are not afraid. But if it will be impossible to play there, we want to play in Poland. Both qualifying matches and the group stage, if we manage to get there,” Lucescu said.
Recall that Dynamo will start their way in the Champions League next season from the 2nd qualifying round. The first matches of this stage will take place on July 19 and 20.
As Ukrinform reported, on the morning of February 24, Russia launched rocket attacks on Ukrainian cities, and then launched a large-scale invasion. The war against the Russian Federation continues for the 81st day.