Talaat Youssef: We wasted two points against Zamalek
Al Ahli Tripoli head coach Talaat Youssef talked about his side 2-2 draw against Zamalek claiming that a win would be very much deserved for the Libyan team.
Ahli Tripoli clinched the quarter-final qualification in the CAF Champions League for the first time in their history after drawing against Zamalek, who needed a win to qualify alongside group leaders USMA.
“The result might have changed if we scored our missed chances. I think we wasted two points against Zamalek,’’ Talaat Youssef said in his post-match press conference.
“We had great respect for Zamalek as we played for the first time under this pressure, but we performed well.’’
Moreover, the Egyptian coach commented on Zamalek’s defender Mahmoud Hamdy’s sending off saying: “Playing against 10 players had one advantage and another disadvantage as Zamalek pushed for attacking leaving many spaces for us.’’
“The disadvantage was that my players felt It was all done after the sending off. However, We reached our goal and qualified for the quarter-final for the first time in the club’ history,’’ Youssef concluded.
The Libyan team will be up against Tunisia’s Étoile du Sahel in the quarter-finals, while USM Alger will face Ferroviário da Beira of Mozambique.
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