Zinchenko is motivated rather than frightened when they face England in the quarter-finals.
Zinchenko believes Ukraine needs to stop City team-mate Sterling who has scored three goals in four games in the Euros.
Ukraine takes on Southgate’s England in Rome this Saturday evening.
“I watched almost all of their matches at the Euros except for (Germany),” Zinchenko said. “I know many players of the team personally thanks to the matches in the Premier League.
“It is very difficult to score for this team, it is a great team with a fantastic selection of performers.
“If you look at their bench, there are players worth, probably, like three national teams of Ukraine.
“But this should not frighten us, but rather motivate us. I have already felt that everything in this life is real. I will personally do my best to achieve the result in the next game.”
“Raheem is in great shape,” Zinchenko said added. “He is the player who makes a difference on the field. Of course, we should pay attention to it and try to restrain it.”