Manchester City star Oleksandr Zinchenko says there is no need to talk about motivation as Ukraine takes on Scotland in a World Cup Qualifying play-off.
The two sides will go head-to-head on Wednesday, with the winner taking on Wales for a place in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar this winter.
The game takes place amid the ever-increasing conflict in Ukraine, as a result of Russia's invasion.
"Ukraine is still alive," the 25-year-old told the BBC.
"Ukraine is going to fight until the end. This is our mentality. We never give up.
"I'm so grateful and so thankful for all the support around the world. Scotland are such a good team. They have unbelievable fans.
"I can promise all the Ukrainian people that every one of us is going to give everything to win the game and to make them proud of us and just maybe for a few seconds we would like to give them this smile."
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