Salem Hadid calls on the team not to surrender

Kuzmin: Sharjah's chance to qualify for the quarter-finals of the "Asian Champions" has become very difficult

Sharjah lost to Al Rayyan 1-3.

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Sharjah coach, Roman Cosmin, confirmed that his team's chance of qualifying for the next round of the AFC Champions League has become very difficult, after the loss against Al Rayyan, Qatar, the day before yesterday, with three goals to one, in the fourth round for the first group, especially since The team will play in the next round against Al Hilal Saudi Arabia, the defending champion.

Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia leads the standings of the group with 12 points, after its recent victory over Istiklal Dushanbe, Tajikistan 3-0.

During the press conference after the match, Kuzmin apologized to the Sharjah fans after this loss, which is the second for the team after its previous loss against the Saudi Al Hilal, who will meet Sharjah again next Sunday in the second leg.

Kuzmin asked: "A big tournament the size of the AFC Champions League, why is the video referee technology not applied in it?!"

Kuzmin considered that his team deserved a penalty kick in the Al Rayyan match.

Sharjah fell from second place to third after its balance froze at four points, which it won by defeating Istiklal Dushanbe, the Tajik side, and a 1-1 draw against Al Rayyan, while it lost to Al Hilal Saudi Arabia with two goals against a goal in the first round.

For his part, the former international player, technical analyst and legal advisor Salem Hadid confirmed to “Emirates Today”: “The team’s presence in a major tournament such as the Asian Champions League, required preparing the team, not entering the tournament in a surrender way, and considering the victory over the Saudi Hilal from the fourth impossible, losing the team. The spirit of competition".

Salem Hadid stressed that the Sharjah team has the tools that enable it to face any team if it enters the competition with high spirits and spirits.

Regarding the team’s opportunity to compete for the ticket to qualify for the next round, by taking second place in this group, Salem Hadid considered that there is nothing impossible in football, calling on the team and coach Cosmin to rearrange the cards again before playing his next two matches against Al Hilal Saudi Arabia and Al Estiqlal Tajikistan. He stressed the importance of considering the remaining two matches for the team as cup matches.

He added, "If Sharjah wants to obtain the second qualification card in this group, it must win the remaining two matches, and there is no other way for the team."

The standings of the first group teams after the end of the fourth round

1- Al-Hilal (12 points).

2- Al Rayyan «7 points».

3- Sharjah (4 points).

4 - Istiklal Dushanbe «without credit».

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