"Portugal is of the top level"
Head coach of the youth team of Russia (players born in 2002) Dmitry Khomukha commented on results of a draw of UEFA EURO 2019 U17, which took place on April 4 in Dublin.
Recall that our team has got into the group C together with Iceland, Portugal and Hungary. The final tournament will take place on May 3-19 in Ireland.
Dmitry Khomukha, head coach of the Russian youth team:
-In my opinion, there are two groups, which by their line-ups look tougher than ours. As for the rivals - we met Portugal not so long ago at Elite round of UEFA EURO 2019 U17, know it very well, this is a team of the top level. We haven’t met the teams of Hungary and Iceland before, so now we will collect all the information about these teams, including videotapes of their games.
There can’t be weak or worse prepared teams at Euro. All the teams deserved their right to perform at the final part. The rivals will be very strong and we have to prepare to the tournament very seriously. We are negotiating right now, and perhaps will conduct a training camp before the start of the continental championship in Ireland.
We are going to move forward step by step at the tournament. So, the main aim for us now is to hold the first match well. Upon the results of the first meeting we will create a strategy for group stage of the tournament.
National teams - Youth