Swiss coach Marcel Kohler, coach of the Egyptian club Al-Ahly, spoke about his team’s confrontation against American Seattle, scheduled for Saturday (21:00 UAE time), in the Club World Cup competitions this season, after Al-Ahly defeated Auckland City 3-0 in the preliminary round of the tournament.
Koller said in his statements to the media on the sidelines of Al-Ahly’s final training session before facing Seattle: “The Seattle school is completely different from Auckland, as it is a school that tends to Latin football. They have players with distinctive skills, but we also have distinguished players and we strive to achieve a positive result.”
And about the possibility of facing Spanish Real Madrid in the semi-finals if they overcame the hurdle of Seattle, he said: “We are thinking about the next match only against Seattle. The last Auckland confrontation was important for us, and the match was not easy. Achieving the victory, and my policy is always that the next match is the most important match, so the Seattle match is the most important. I do not look beyond that, or look behind me.
Al-Ahly beat Auckland by three goals to go up to face Seattle in the quarter-finals, and the winner of Saturday’s match will play a strong confrontation against Spanish Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Club World Cup.
Follow our latest local and sports news and the latest political and economic developments via Google news