He confirmed that Al-Ahly youth faced several difficulties that contributed to their Asian loss

Mahdi Ali: I wished Al-Hilal would apply the principle of sportsmanship after Al-Ghassani was injured

  • Brazilian Eduardo lost in his first match against his former team Al-Hilal.

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Al-Ahly youth coach, Mahdi Ali, confirmed that his team was affected by the pressure of matches and the absence of a number of important players in front of Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia in the confrontation that ended with the victory of "Al-Zaeem" with two goals without a response, the day before yesterday, at Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, "Al-Malaz" in the second round of Group one matches, indicating that he was hoping to apply Al Hilal the principle of sportsmanship before scoring the second goal, after there was a player from Al-Ahly youth injured on the pitch, as he put it.

Al-Hilal led the first group with four points, equal with the same score with Esteghlal Dushanbe of Tajik, who defeated the Uzbek Ajmak by three goals to two, while Al-Zaeem excels in the goal difference at the top of the standings. .

Mahdi Ali said in a press conference: “I was hoping that the Al Hilal players would take the ball out before scoring the second goal, as I always say that the sporting spirit must prevail before anything, especially since Al-Ahly youth player Yahya Al-Ghassani was injured and fell on the field. At the same time, Al-Ahly's youth players should have continued to play and not wait for the ball to come out.

"Al-Muhandis" indicated that Al-Hilal deserved to win because he was the best in the match, and said: "Al-Hilal was the best and captured the ball in the middle of the stadium and deserved to win the match, while there were wrong passes on the part of the players, but I must point out that Al-Ahly youth is the team." The only one in the Emirates who plays nine games a month, at the rate of one match every three days, and we also faced difficulties due to absences affecting the team, and we played a match two days ago and many difficult factors, in addition to the effect of fasting on the physical aspects of the players.

He continued, "Despite this, we did not stop trying to return to the match, and we had the desire to win and we wasted two chances in the last minutes of the match, after the Al Hilal defense brought them out before the ball entered the goal."

Mahdi Ali stressed that Al-Ahly's youth have a good chance of qualifying for the 16th round.

Micali: I expected the reaction of the Al Hilal players

Al Hilal coach, Brazilian Rogiero Micali, said that he expected the level presented by the "leader" against Shabab Al-Ahly, indicating that after the team drew in the first round in front of Uzbek Ajmak with two goals for each team, he expected the players' reaction to be strong against "Dubai Knights".

He explained in a press conference that Al Hilal controlled the course of the game and was the best party in the match, stressing his happiness with the players' response, indicating that the technical staff knows how to deal with the pressure of matches, and how to prepare players for the physical side in the upcoming matches.

Al-Ahly youth coach:

- "Al-Hilal was the best and captured the ball in midfield, and deserved to win the match."

- "Shabab Al-Ahly is the only team in the Emirates that plays nine games a month."

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