Monday 1 June 2020
Nigerian Junior Ajay, the Al-Ahly player, confirmed that he did not expect the Champions League final to be lost to Esperance, after losing in the previous version against Wydad Moroccan.
Ajayi said during an interview on Al-Nahar TV: “The loss of two championships of the African Champions League was not expected for everyone, and there were harsh moments, but this football carries the gain as well as the loss.”
He added that after the events were preceded by the match before the Esperance match in the CAF Champions League, he felt that this would affect the players ’performance and focus, and this is what actually happened.
He went on to talk about his relationship with Hussam Al-Badri, the former coach of Al-Ahly, confirming that he was treating him like a father and his relationship was good and he spoke to him and encouraged him before each match, so he hopes to work with him again.
He explained that coach Martin Lasarte preferred a certain type of player and there was some misunderstanding between him when he took over the team training, but he was not a bad coach, pointing out that Lasarte did not support him when he was having difficulty registering and did not have patience until he returned to the level it was Before the injury.