Ayman Ashraf, the player of the first team at Al-Ahly club, confirmed the desire of the Red Genie to make a strong show against Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup in the Qatari capital from 4 to 11 February.
Ashraf said in official statements: “We promise Al-Ahly fans to do our best to make them happy, and we will not spare a point of sweat in front of the European champion. There is a strong focus by the players, in order to prepare for this match, and today we start watching Bayern Munich matches with the technical staff for the sake of Prepare well. “
He added, “The technical staff will meet with the players to discuss the pros and cons of the Al-Duhail match, in order to remedy some of the mistakes that appeared in the face of the Qatari team, and to make a strong show against the European champions.”
The Al-Ahly defender continued: “He is happy to support the Al-Ahly fans, especially before the start of the tournament. The role played by Al-Ahly fans in the stands of the Education City Stadium, which hosted the Al-Duhail match, was very important.”
He continued: “All Al-Ahly players were at the highest level yesterday, and everyone was at the top of their focus to cut the qualifying card, and this is always the case when we have the desire to win.”
He explained that he and his team-mates in the defense line succeeded in stopping the danger of Al-Duhail players after they had studied them well in the days leading up to the start of the tournament.
He continued: “The height difference with Al-Moez Ali, the Al-Duhail striker, did not constitute a crisis for him in yesterday’s match, as I dealt with this matter intelligently and with specific tactics in choosing the appropriate timing to deal with the high balls shared between us.”
He continued: “In addition, there was a big role played by the defensive line, accompanied by the quadruple, who participated in the match, whether Amr Al-Soulia or Hamdi Fathi before his replacement, or with the descent of Aliou Diang and Akram Tawfik.”
Ayman Ashraf concluded his remarks, saying: “We have a big match against Bayern and we are trying to appear in a manner befitting the name and popularity of Al-Ahly, the Century Club and the African champion.”