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Hussein El-Sayed apologizes to fans for Al Nassr game incident

Ahmed El-Sheikh Al Ettifaq Hussein El-Sayed

Photo: Al Ettifaq FC

Egypt international apologized to Al Ettifaq fans for receiving a red card during the Al Nassr game.

Al Ettifaq lost to Al Nassr in a thrilling 3-2 game in the Saudi Professional League, which saw the latter score a controversial 98th-minute winner.

Following the goal, El-Sayed got sent off as the left-back demanded the referee to disallow the goal as the striker pushed the Al Ettifaq defender to score the goal.

The Al Ahly loanee apologized for the incident following and talked about his side’s season so far.

“We came here to face a big team, who are competing for the league title. We came to get the three points like any other team with ambition,” El-Sayed told DawriPlus.

Photo: Al Faisaly

“Brahian Aleman got sent off in the first-half and were still winning 2-0. We managed to keep a clean sheet until the 75th minute before conceding once again at the very end.

“I want to apologize for what I did, I don’t know what happened. We performed really well, we have to think about the upcoming games.”

Al Ahly loanee was then asked about Al Ettifaq recent disappointing performances, replying: “All teams in the world have bad periods.

“We’re not bigger than Real Madrid or Paris Saint Germain, all of them have bad periods. They might concede three goals on their home turf and get knocked-out of European competitions.

Photo: Al Faisaly

“We’re no different from these teams, at the beginning of the season we were performing really well and then for a while we a series of bad performances. This is normal and people have to accept it.

“I didn’t say anything to the referee, I was just telling him that nothing happened but it’s his decision and I respect it,” he added.

Al Ettifaq are currently ninth on the Saudi League table with 28 points. Their next game will be against third-placed Al Shabab on March 15.

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