Artem Milevskiy Delighted To Captain Dynamo Kyiv Against Rubin Kazan

The forward is proud of his new role as skipper...
Ukrainian giants Dynamo Kyiv start their Champions League group stage adventure with a home match against Russian champions Rubin Kazan. Highly-rated forward Artem Milevskiy will captain the hosts and is proud to lead his team into Wednesday's match.

"Of course, my new role makes me feel some new emotions, but I have played so many games at the highest level that I can rein in my nerves," Milevskiy said to UEFA's official website.

"Moreover, I hope the fans will help me. I would like to ask them to support us as much as they can. We will do our best to thank them for that by winning the game.

"We must stick to tradition and win. Rubin are very strong, especially away from home. But our fans are demanding victory from us, so only three points will do.

"Don't forget that Rubin have a formidable striker duo with Aleksandr Bukharov and Alejandro Dominguez. Their understanding on the pitch is perfect."

Stefan Coerts,