Oleksandr Zinchenko wants to bring some joy to his nation.
The Manchester City defender broke down tears while expressing how this World Cup means to his nation.
He aims to qualify for the World Cup and will play the delayed play-off semi-final against Scotland tonight.
He went on explaining how much joy it will bring to Ukraine if they qualify for Qatar later this year.
“Every Ukrainian wants one thing – to stop this war,” Zinchenko told reporters.
“I have spoken with people from all around the world, from different countries, and also some Ukrainian kids, who just don’t understand what is happening back in Ukraine. They only want the war to stop. They have one dream – to stop the war.
“When it comes to football, the Ukrainian team have their own dream: we want to go to the World Cup.
“We want to give incredible emotions to the Ukrainian people because Ukrainians deserve it so much at this very moment.”