He said that his appearance with Al-Abyad in the 90 World Cup was the most beautiful moment in his life

Hassan Polo: Failure to apply true professionalism is behind the team's absence from the World Cup

  • Fabio Lima during the national team's recent friendly against Argentina.

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  • Player of the national football team in the 1990 World Cup: Hassan Mohamed.


The player of the national football team in the 1990 World Cup, Hassan Mohamed, nicknamed "Polo", said that he fulfilled his dream of playing in the World Cup about 32 years ago, describing the playing of the national anthem of the UAE and wearing the white shirt in the largest football event in the world, as the most beautiful moment. It is still stuck in his memory, stressing that the failure to apply true professionalism is behind the national team's absence from the World Cup finals for the second time.

He explained to «Emirates Today»: «There are teams in Asia that developed rapidly, as they moved towards professionalism in football, such as Japan and Australia after entering the continent of Asia, as well as the professionalism of many players of South Korea and Iran in Europe that helped these teams outperform our team. ».

And about the players of the current generation, and which of them resembles his style of playing as a playmaker, he said: “The method of Al Wasl player Omar Abdul Rahman, as well as the method of Al Jazira players Khalfan Mubarak and Abdullah Ramadan, is similar to his method of playing, as they play in his position,” considering that “the spirit of one team, and the presence of The players of the national team are at the heart of one man, behind the national team's achievement of this historic achievement by reaching the World Cup in Italy. Because she applied true professionalism, and worked seriously to develop herself.

And about the best players who enjoy playing football, Hassan Polo said: "I enjoy it very much when I watch Amory, and the injury deprived the national team of his talent, but in return he gave a lot to Emirates football, and he is a player with fabulous passes."

Hassan Polo indicated that he participated in many football tournaments, whether in the Gulf Cup or military tournaments, but his participation in the World Cup 90 remains the most prominent station in his career, since the dream of any player, even at the level of world stars, is to participate in the World Cup.

He continued, "My feeling at that moment when I represented my country by wearing the national team shirt with the rest of my fellow players is beyond description, as it was a historic moment."

And whether his children followed the same path in playing football, Hassan Polo said that his two sons, Rashid and Issa, went to study and academic qualification, and the other, Khaled, continues in football, and is currently playing in the Arab Club.

Hassan Polo revealed that the Argentine national team is his favorite team in the World Cup in Qatar, and that the tango player, Lionel Messi, is his favorite player.

Hassan Polo nominated Brazil or Argentina to win the World Cup in Qatar.

Regarding his shift to the field of training at Al Wasl Club after retiring from playing and leading the team's training in some periods, Hassan Polo affirmed that "his presence in the sports field for a long time and his love for sports made him turn to training, despite the short period he spent as a coach due to the conditions of his official work."

Hassan Polo:

• "I enjoy it very much when I watch Amouri..and the injury deprived the team of its talent."

• «The national team qualified for the World Cup in Italy with the spirit of one team».

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