Ahmed Al Shaji: I look forward to staying long in the goal and smashing "Moataz"
Al-Hamriya goalkeeper Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Shaji has revealed his aspirations to remain a goalkeeper for the longest possible period, indicating that the former goalkeeper of the national team and Al-Wehda and Al-Ain clubs, Moataz Abdullah, has retired at the age of 41 and is looking forward to reaching or surpassing it and breaking the record for the most goalkeeper remaining in the stadiums, Pointing out that Emirati football is characterized by the presence of a large elite of distinguished goalkeepers, with a large number, whose counterparts are less than in many leagues, and they are all distinguished and proud of goalkeepers such as Majid Nasser, Ali Khasif, Khaled Issa, Khaled Al-Senani, the Al Hosani brothers and other distinguished names.
Al Shaji said to "Emirates Today": I renewed the contract with Al Hamriya Club for a new season to become the third season with Al Hamriya, due to the high ambition and professional management of the club to build a strong team. A season as a main goalkeeper, eight of them are in the pros and six in the first division, and it is also a number that I cherish,
I look forward to continuing for the longest possible period of time in the goalkeeping, which is not difficult if health, technical and physical instructions are adhered to, explaining: the former goalkeeper of the national team and Al-Ain and Al-Wahda clubs Moataz Abdullah is a distinguished model to emulate, especially since he retired after reaching 41 years in the stadiums and I will strive My role is to continue until that and I do not find it difficult, and about the factors leading to the player reaching an advanced age indicating that the goalkeeper needs to take more precautions than the rest of the players to continue in the stadiums, including maintaining himself inside and outside the stadium, assaulting nutrition and adherence to its laws related to sports in addition to not staying up late. And continuing with training after the end of the season in order to maintain flexibility and fitness at a good rate, and that the goalkeeper must have high mental health that helps him to focus fully during matches in order to avoid being injured because mental and physical comfort are linked with each other.
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