Patrice Carteron – Maran Zamalek – photos from the club’s official website
Speaking at the press conference held today, Friday, Carteron said: “There is great pressure on my team after we scored only two points from four matches and scored one goal and the statistics are not in our favor.”
He continued, “We have nothing to lose and there is enthusiasm among the team to win, and we want to achieve continuous victories in the coming period.”
And he added, “Zamalek is going through a difficult situation, and Algerian football has developed, and Mouloudia is a good team and has a distinguished coach. It will be a difficult match, but I hope to make a strong presentation and achieve a positive result.”
And about how he prepared for the meeting during the international break, he said: “We took advantage of the international break to work seriously and focused on the physical side, because in contrast to the results, we need spirit and fight on the field.”
“We were not able to travel early because of the presence of international players in their national teams, and we only trained in Algeria once,” the French coach added.
“We will play the game to win because any other result means we are out of the tournament,” Carteron concluded.
Zamalek will be a guest at MCA on Saturday to meet him in the fifth round of the African Champions League for Group Four.
Zamalek is third in Group D, with two points, six points behind Mouloudia, who is in second place.
While Esperance qualified for the quarter-finals officially after collecting 10 points, which lead them to the group, while Senegalese Tunchez comes fourth with one point.