Dynamo Moscow defender Ivan Ordets recalled his career at Shakhtar Donetsk. In particular, he talked about the Champions League match against Real Madrid. Then the Donetsk club gave a great game, scoring three goals for the creamy. The then coach Mircea Lucescu cheered Ordets in an original way.
Madrid then did not have three or four stars, led by Ramos. Varane broke down on the 15th minute. But there were Cristiano, Bale, Modric, Carvajal. We didn’t start well – after a quick goal, everything broke. On the road, by the way, there were more chances to win than in Lviv. I was there as a substitute, worried. Shakhtar played very well, but the referee killed: Srna was given a penalty for hitting the ball in the back.
It was harder for me with Bale than with Cristiano. There was a moment in the center of the field: he let the ball go far away, and I seemed to have time to knock out the tackle, but he pierced it with his toe and ran further. Very fast! And I was completely inexperienced. Before the game, Lucescu asked: “Is your heart pounding or has it already died?”
He wanted to cheer me up, relieve tension. There are moments: you tune in, worry, and the coach will pick you up, prick you with a question or a joke – and you immediately liberate yourself. Lucescu has this skill. He helped me a lot with his joke. We played calmly, finished 3: 4, but we could even make a draw “, – said the Ordets.
Ordets transferred to Dynamo in July 2019 as a free agent.