Al Ain asks for pterygium points to get Pedro out of the circle of doubt

Al Ain is ranked ninth after the first four rounds of the League ■ Photo: Eric Arazas

Al Ain coach, Portuguese Pedro Emmanuel, is trying to get out of the circle of suspicion by returning the "leader" to the path of victories he missed in three consecutive matches, when he receives Al Dhafra at 6 pm today at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in the fifth round of the Arab Gulf League Soccer Football, in a meeting that may be crucial for the coach's career, whose contract expires after 7 months.

The pressure is haunting coach Pedro because of the team's declining results, which caused the worst breakthrough for the "leader" in the history of his participation in the league, as he collected five points out of 12 points, and ranked ninth after the first four rounds (he beat Khorfakkan, tied with Shabab Al-Ahly and Fujairah and lost. From Sharjah), which has not happened before, and the team does not even offer convincing levels that place it next to the title competitors as usual.

During this November, the team will face very difficult meetings, as it started by falling into a draw against Fujairah, while Al Dhafra will face this evening in a meeting no less dangerous, especially since the latter was able to beat Al Ain last season in Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium 2-1, and the team will exit To meet Khor Fakkan next Friday in the second leg of the Gulf Cup, and he needs to win 3-0 to reach the second round, provided that he will also face during this month both Al Wasl and Al Wehda.

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