The Swedish duo of Ittihad Jeddah, Thomas Schoberg and German Theo Boker, expressed their happiness with the deals concluded by the team this summer, after the Saudi club included French duo Karim Benzema and Kante from Real Madrid, Spain, and Chelsea, England.
Al-Arabiya brought together the former duo of the Saudi League and Super League champions after a 45-year separation after the last match they played together in the Al-Ittihad shirt, the finals of the seventies of the last century.
Thomas Schuberg described his transfer to the federation in 1978 as a wonderful journey, stressing that he was very happy, after a meeting was held in the Austrian capital Vienna to reach an agreement to include him before the World Cup in Argentina.
He described his former colleague Theo Booker as a wonderful man, and added: There was a great desire to develop Saudi football. Many distinguished players in the team caught my eye, such as defenders Issa Khawaji and Ahmed Al-Shehri, in addition to the Tunisian Najib Ghumaid, and there was Issa Hamdan, we had a distinguished team.
And regarding the team’s loss by a clean four against Al-Ahly’s traditional rivals in the 1979 King’s Cup final, Aban: We could not sleep after the final, it was a bad and very difficult match.
The German, Theo Boker, also revealed that he was disappointed after the heavy loss against Al-Ahly, indicating that they were subjected to high pressure in the confrontation, and he felt frustrated.
The German star explained that the value of his transfer contract to Al-Ittihad Club during that period amounted to 300 thousand dollars, and he continued: I was fortunate to play for Al-Ittihad Jeddah, it was an incredible experience, and I am happy with the contracts of Saudi clubs, and the joining of Benzema and Kante to Al-Ittihad, which confirms that we went to a country She is interested in football and aspires to be in the highest ranks.