Rebrov joy at Dynamo Kyiv success

FC Dynamo Kyiv boss Serhiy Rebrov said he was thrilled to bring joy to Ukraine after his side ousted Everton FC who were left to rue small margins according to Phil Jagielka.

Dynamo celebrate their win
Dynamo celebrate their win ©AFP/Getty Images

• Olexandr Shovkovskiy praises "12th man" after fans roared Dynamo Kyiv to victory
• Serhiy Rebrov delighted to "bring joy to the whole country"
• Roberto Martínez believes sides were more even than scoreline suggests
Everton's Phil Jagielka rues "small margins"
• Quarter-final draw in Nyon on 20 March at 13.00CET

Serhiy Rebrov, Dynamo Kyiv coach
I am happy we managed to bring joy to the whole country and I want to congratulate our players who gave 100% in this game. All the Dynamo players were leaders on the pitch, not only Andriy Yarmolenko. They were full of will to win. We felt really great support from our fans, a fantastic atmosphere from a full stadium. I hope we'll see the same in the next round.

Everton are a quality team, they proved their class at home. Tonight, when they were behind, they had to open up and take risks that gave us the opportunity to counterattack. We could have scored more but we could have conceded more, so all is well that ends well.

Olexandr Shovkovskiy, Dynamo Kyiv goalkeeper and captain
We were impressed by the support from our fans and I think much credit must go to them as we achieved a great result and played football they loved to watch. The most important thing is that we did our job and went through to the quarter-finals. Now we have to build on this. We analysed the first leg and saw our mistakes. We focused on their strong qualities and tried to counteract them, but we also knew their weaknesses and wanted to exploit them, which we did.

We showed great teamwork, it doesn't really matter who scored. The most important thing is that the team created opportunities and put the ball in the net. It was the team that won today although I must admit we had 12 men tonight thanks to our fans.

Roberto Martínez, Everton manager
It was a really hard game. We started in the wrong manner and conceded early. After that we played faster and equalised. It looked as if it would go according to our plan but the game turned out to be too open and spectacular with so many goals. Dynamo showed great desire and I think that was a decisive factor. Unfortunately we were not able to change our play as we did a week ago.

We prepared a lot for this game and had a good plan but we were never able to carry it out. I wouldn't say they were much stronger, because the scoreline doesn't reflect what happened on the pitch. The difference between the teams was that one scored some incredible goals while another hit the woodwork. That was Dynamo's main advantage, though I must admit they scored some top-level goals that you do not see very often in football.

Phil Jagielka, Everton defender and captain
Their first goal was a special strike and we conceded a couple of those tonight. Unfortunately the post was not our friend this time and maybe we didn't play as well as we have should. We need to learn from that. You can potentially look for a mistake in every single goal conceded or every chance missed, so it depends how you look at it but it was really down to small margins.

I think their goalkeeper was far busier than Tim Howard and they could have conceded more goals than us. It is hard to tell what went wrong but I have to say we had a fine campaign and had a few pretty special nights [in the tournament]. Our goal is to be in Europe next season and to use this as motivation.

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