He scored Macedonia's first goal on their European debut, and now dreams of scoring their first points in the continental tournament as well. At 38, Goran Pandev is living the umpteenth youth of his never-ending career: after the match lost against Austria, tomorrow the opponent to face is Shevchenko's Ukraine. "I am happy for the goal and sorry for the result - said Pandev in connection with Skysport - but for us it was important to play these Europeans. Incredible experience and emotion for me, for my teammates and for the whole country. Austria won deservedly, we hope in the next matches to be able to get results and some points and finish this European well. "
For the Genoa striker and captain of his national team, the European Championship could be the point of arrival to end with a flourish. "I still don't know what I'll do, I'm focused on the European, let's see if I can do another year - he added -.
We have written the history of our country, we are the first generation to have achieved this result. But now we want to do well, do good figure: we are a young team with little experience in these international competitions.
Ukraine? We are studying it these days and we know that it is a very strong team, Sheva is doing a great job. For us it is a very difficult game but We have nothing to lose and we hope to make a result. They are favorites, but we try. "