Sayed Abdel-Hafeez, director of football in Al-Ahly, criticized the players ’performance in the Platinum match, which ended in a 1-1 draw, last Saturday in the fourth round of the African Champions League.
Asked about the variation in the level and results of Al-Ahly, locally and continually, under the leadership of Rene Filer, Abdul Hafeez replied on Al-Shabab and Sports Radio, “We are going well except for the last match, they are angry at the team level against Platinum.”
“There is a situation that I know very well for any major team, which takes 10 or 15 days, and not just one game, after which the performance increases,” he said.
“It is like Liverpool in the last 3 games, it is not good but it wins, so the decision is important to avoid any negative atmosphere around the team,” Al-Ahly football director added.
Regarding the Al-Ahly and Zamalek matches, on February 20 and 24, Sayed Abdel Hafeez said, “We do not anticipate events. It is important that we pass first the next stage that will witness how many local and continental matches, the first of which are the Arab Contractors and the coastal star.”
“The fans have the right to be happy with the results of the team in the league, but we did not achieve anything locally or continental except for the super. This message must reach the players in order not to fall into the trap, football, no matter the difference between our competitors, it is capricious, we must go our way With all focus, effort and seriousness. ”
He concluded his remarks, “The electrification duo in Tanta are just a start, we know his capabilities, and the next should be better, it is a small part of what is expected of him, and whatever he does, the next always remains the most important.”
Al-Ahly beat Tanta by five without a response in the 13th round of the Egyptian League, continuing its ideal local start, which reached 11 games without defeat or a draw, only victories.
Five goals, alternating by Hussein Al-Shahat and Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim “Kahraba” (two goals), and Ahmed Al-Sheikh and Marwan Mohsen, raised the red balance to 33 points alone at the top of the league, while Tanta remained in the 16th place with 10 points.