Aguirre: We could have scored more goals against eSwatini
The Pharaohs secured their qualification ticket for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations ‘AFCON’ in Cameroon as they defeated eSwatini 2-0 in the fourth round of the qualifiers with Niger losing to Tunisia in the same round.
“eSwatini are a very strong team and it was not easy to control the ball during the match,” Aguirre told the press after the game. “We played the same way we did in the first leg to put pressure on their defences to win the game.”
Egypt will now be preparing to meet Tunisia as both teams compete to lead Group J in the qualifiers. The two sides will clash in the next round on November 16.
“We presented a good game and players followed my instructions, but we could have scored more goals if we took advantage of the chances we made,” he added.
When asked about the absence of team star Mohamed Salah during the game due to his injury, the Mexican coach said that Salah is a very important player and that the team can always use his services.
“But I am coaching the whole team which includes a number of good players who can always replace each other. We don’t think about who is taking part in the matches but rather try to make all of our players ready to play,” Aguirre concluded.
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