Ittihad of Alexandria: We have high ambitions in Arab Club Championship
The Alexandria-based club are set to face Saudi giants Al Hilal in their quarter-final game next Saturday February 16.
During their journey in the competition they managed to knock-out title holders Esperance Sportive de Tunis. As well as Egyptian giants Zamalek.
“We have four players suffering from muscle injuries and I hope to get rid of them before Al Hill game. We have followed his game against Qadisiyah, where they won 4-1 the Saudi league yesterday,” Salah El-Din said.
“Al Hilal is a big team and is like the world national team. They has four players in the Saudi national team. They also have former Juventus player Sebastian Giovinco, former Barcelona player Sioriano and French striker Gomes, also manager Zoran Mamic.
“We hope to produce a worthy performance in the game and achieve a positive result. We have really high ambitions. Al Ittihad knocked-out title holders Esperance and Zamalek one of the favorites to win the tournament.
“Manager Helmy Tolan prepared to face Al Hilal on an emotional and tactical level. We called-up all players to emphasize on the importance of the game, but tactically we’re preparing for a big team. No one plays to lose. If we play to draw we will lose.
There is a specific plan , that the players will try to apply. In the Zamalek and Hilal game, the Saudi team had many chances on the goal in the first 10 minutes and many expected a heavy loss to Zamalek. But Hamdi El-Nagguez scored a goal and changed the whole scenario of the game and Zamalek wont he Egyptian-Saudi Super Cup.”
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