Euro 2012: Andriy Shevchenko ready for final fling
By Simon Austin BBC Sport
Andriy Shevchenko has already created one of football's most compelling tales.
He's the boy from a tiny Soviet village blighted by the Chernobyl disaster who became Europe's best footballer .Now he wants to create a fitting final chapter.
"It would be something impossible, unbelievable, to win Euro 2012," the captain of co-hosts Ukraine tells BBC Sport. "But it's a dream - something you have to think about, something you have to try for."
I think he is dreaming about it and it gives him so much motivation , Shevchenko is no longer assured of a place in coach Oleg Blockhin's starting line-up though, and his Dynamo Kiev team-mate Andriy Yarmolenko is now the focal point of Ukraine's attack. Ukraine are in Group D, alongside Sweden, England and France, which is the most difficult group in the tournament. I think he will have lots of pressure on them, he adds, "but, then again, when the whole stadium supports him, I think they will show their best. But, If he is good enough to pass the group it will give him confidence, make him stronger and then… you never know,