Zamalek lost the match against Ghazl El Mahalla, 1-2, despite the white lead in the 69th minute through Ferjani Sassi, so the team lost its first match in the league.
Ismail Youssef said on Zamalek TV: “A big difference between the team’s performance in front of the clearinghouse and against the Mahalla. In today’s match, there was a great urgency.”
“Al-Tawfiq missed the players, and the only correct cross ended with a goal by Ferjani Sassi.”
Youssef added, “Zamalek conceded two goals due to the excessive rush, which led to the rebound in Mahalla in the counter-attacks.”
He stressed, “I think Jaime Pacheco should have changed Ferjani Sassi after receiving the first yellow card, because it was dangerous to continue.”
Sassi was sent off in the 86th minute after receiving a second yellow card in 13 minutes.
Ismail Youssef concluded his statements, “The team must address mistakes quickly in order to correct the bleeding points.”