Nicodemus Papavasilio, the new coach of the Tigris Valley
Wadi Degla drew 0-0 with Zamalek, in the 32nd round of the Egyptian League.
“We played a very good first half and controlled the match, and there was a chance for a very big team in the first half,” Nicodemus Papavasilio said at the press conference after the match.
“The two teams suffered from exhaustion in the second half, and there were many injuries, and we lost the players’ services,” he added.
Papavasilio continued, “We tried to deal during the match but I think the tie was due for the two teams. Most of the teams did not have a problem in the matches after the comeback, but the matches nowadays have become fatal for the players.”
Wadi Degla coach continued, “I hope the league ends and after that there will be a normal schedule, and there will be a good time to prepare for the new league, which will be beneficial to all clubs and the national team as well.”
Papavasilio continued, “The team’s defense was very good and we are trying to take advantage of the opportunities that will come to us.”
He concluded, “I am satisfied with the points we got and satisfied with the team’s performance, and we will try to help the team with other support during the coming period because we lost the services of two players and the team’s list is few in number.”
The draw raised the balance of Zamalek to 65 points in second place, two points behind Pyramids, who ranked third, while Wadi Degla rose to 35 points in 13th place.
Zamalek will be deducted from him three points at the end of the competition, in implementation of the penalty for not attending the Al-Ahly match in the first round, and thus will fall to third place in the current standings with 62 points.