Al-Ahly crossed to the semi-finals to face Bayern Munich, by defeating Al-Duhail with the goal of Hussein Al-Shahat.
“It was a big match and we faced a strong team that we studied well from Cairo,” Taher said via BN Sports.
He added: “We did a big tactical match. The second half was a bit difficult and we closed the spaces on them and we started playing on the counter-attack, and we got out with what we want from the meeting.”
He continued: “We will face the European and world champions. It will not be an easy match, but we have come to Qatar because we want to write history.”
He explained, “Since I arrived in Qatar, I feel that I am playing the real World Cup from the hotel to transportation to this stadium, which will host the World Cup, and I am proud to play on it.”
He concluded: “Happy to play in front of the crowd. This is my first match among Al-Ahly fans. It is a great feeling. I thank them for their support.”
And Al-Ahly had a chance to qualify for the final, or to play for the third place – the best position Al-Ahly achieved in its history in the tournament – or fourth.
Al-Ahly won their fourth match out of 13 in the tournament, thanks to a goal scored by Hussein Al-Shahat – who became the first Egyptian to score for two different teams in the tournament – in the first half of the match.
Al-Ahly hit a date against Bayern Munich next Sunday in the semi-final of the tournament, while the other semi-final combines Tigres of Mexico with Brazilian Palmeiras.