The Al Ittihad coach made his first comment after his team lost to Al Hilal over Ahmed Hegazy, following the Sunday night match in which the two teams clashed in the semi-finals of the King’s Cup.
The Jeddah team faced their Saudi counterpart Al-Hilal in the semi-final round of the Saudi King’s Cup, ending with an unanswered goal in favor of friendly fire leader at the feet of Egyptian star Ahmed Hegazy.
On the floor of the King Abdullah Sports City stadium, a meeting was held between the Al Hilali team and its counterpart Al Ittihad, which resulted in the aforementioned reaching the final of the King’s Cup, awaiting the winner of the Al Cup – Today the match between Nasr and Al Wahda.
After Ahmed Hegazi caused the defeat of Al-Ittihad against Al-Hilal from Saudi Arabia… the first reaction of the coach!
At the press conference after the match against Al Hilal, at the press conference after the match against Al Hilal, Portuguese coach Nuno Santo said: “We expected a difficult match against a good team, I think we performed well.”
He added: “We were able to control the defense and created a lot of chances. The result was not expected due to the loss of concentration, we played well and we are proud of the team.”
The Portuguese coach confirmed: “The match was very productive, the reaction of the players to the match in general and the extra runs show that the team was in good physical shape.”
And he continued: “When we made plans for the match, our main goal was to resolve the confrontation in the main 90 minutes. We could decide the outcome of the confrontation, and we had many chances.”
And he continued: “The group is always important. The spirit of the group today was excellent, and the team helped each other wonderfully, and this is what we are looking for in the federation.”
He concluded, “Thank you to the fans who have supported us in particular, and we should prepare for the next one from now on.”
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