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04.02.2010 14:40

Chygrynskiy: "I will succeed here"

David Puig

Dmytro Chygrynskiy is confident that he will succeed as an FC Barcelona as he continues his adaption to both the city and the club.

The Ukrainian defender was optimistic as he spoke to the press after training on Thursday and was in no doubt that he would rediscover the form that attracted the Blaugrana to him in the summer. "I am happy with how things have been going in training," he explained. "The last week has gone very well for me. My level and my state of mind have been improving."

Period of adaption

2010-02-04_ENTRENO_32.JPG"I needed more time to adapt than I thought I would, but I knew that it would not be easy for me to play all the time," Chygrynskiy continued. "Here there is more pressure from the fans and the press and the way of playing is very different to how the game is played in Ukraine. One thing is desire and another is reality. What I have to do now is show what I can do in training."

Team help

2010-02-04_ENTRENO_34.JPG"Carles Puyol, Rafael Márquez, Gaby Milito and Gerard Piqué are all very experienced players," Chygrynskiy said. "But despite Piqué being so young he has already won the Champions League twice. They can all help me with many things, not just the coaches. I ask them about the structure of the play and the team and they teach many new things."

Officially speaking

Asked about the question of refereeing this season, Chygrynskiy was not keen to become involved. "I do not believe that we should be talking about referees," he commented. "We should only think about how we play and we know if we play well we will have no problems. The title race will be between Barça and Real Madrid."

Fond memories

2010-02-04_ENTRENO_17.JPGLooking back to his debut against Getafe in September Chygrynskiy has fond memories and is looking for forward to facing the same opponents once more this weekend. "It was a difficult match in the first half but after the break Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the two goals that gave us victory. It was good for me because we won and did not concede a goal."

He continued: "I do not believe that Getafe will be affected by their Copa del Rey game in midweek and we have to be at our best to win. If we play our game then we should be able to beat them."
Images: Miguel Ruiz (FCB)
Images: Miguel Ruiz (FCB)

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Dmytro Chygrynskiy has picked up Spanish despite only being in Barcelona five months. The Ukrainian responded to all questions in the press conference in Spanish as he sought to show that his daily lessons are paying off.

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