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Lasarte: The goal was a reward of our fighting spirit

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Al Ahly manager Martin Lasarte has praised his team’s fighting spirit after the Red Devils’ last-gasp victory against Smouha.

The Red Devils managed to seal a hard victory against Hossam Hassan’s men through Geraldo who scored in the eight minute of the additional time which keeps Al Ahly at the top of the league with 70 points.

Lasarte has hailed praise to his team’s spirit who kept fighting till the end of the game, believing the goal was a reward for their efforts.

“We managed to gasp the three points. My players had a great game physically and tactically. We had a a lot of chances to score; however, we didn’t give up till we score the rewarding goal,” Lasarte said in the press conference.

“We still have four difficult games to come – there are no easy games. Every team has its own targets and everyone wants to fulfill them.”

On the other hand, the Uruguayan admitted that his team made some mistakes during the games which he promised to fix.

“We continue to fix mistakes that appear during the game. We are concentrated and focused on achieving our goal,” Lasarte concluded.

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