Defending champions Zamalek have advanced to Egypt Cup quarter-final after beating second-tier...
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Mido: I follow Guardiola’s tactics
Zamalek’s young coach Ahmed Hossam ‘Mido’ was pleased with his team’s last win against Ittihad El-Shorta in the 14th round of the Egyptian Premier League, assuring that being on top of the league will boost the players’ self-esteem.
‘Mido’ told Zamalek’s official website that he was obliged not to have a fixed formation to play with every match as The White Knights’ matches are now consecutive.
“I have to change players to avoid fatigue, also, each match has its own style, that’s why certain players start according to certain matches,” he explained.
The former striker assured the he is leading a team not just players, and he wants Zamalek players to put that in mind always. “For example, in the match against ENPPI, we wanted to control the midfield, that’s why I didn’t start with Shikabala,” he added.
“I am following Pep Guardiola’s tactics with Bayern Munich. In the last 97 matches with his team he never played two consecutive matches with the same formation, that is my ideology in such an exceptional season where we play a match every three days.”
‘Mido’ added that Zamalek prepares seriously for each match and there is no special preparations for the next match against Al Masry in the next round of the Egyptian Premier League on Wednesday. He confirmed that the players know that upcoming matches will not be easy because opponents will play with full force against the league champions.