Athletes and technical analysts said that the Sharjah team, despite the great financial support it enjoys and attracting international players, is not convincing in terms of performance and technical level, although it currently occupies second place in the ranking of the ADNOC Professional League teams, with 28 points, behind Shabab Al-Ahly. the leader with 29 points, noting that Sharjah’s ambition should have been greater than just competing for local championships, through this great financial support, contracting with a group of the best local and foreign players, and the presence of a great coach such as Roman Cosmin, stressing that everyone expected that Sharjah finishes the first round of the league, winning the title of “Winter Champion”, with a large difference of points from its closest competitors, stressing that some bet on the team at the beginning of the current season to show the character of the champion through distinguished technical performance, and the competition for the Asian championships, has begun to fade, knowing that Sharjah strengthened its ranks this season with great deals, represented by the Spanish striker Paco Alcacer, coming from the Spanish club Villarreal, the former Barcelona player, Miralem Pjanic, and the Greek Manolas, coming from the Greek club Olympiacos, with a contract for two seasons.
The athletes pointed out that although Sharjah’s level is not stable, it is still at the heart of the competition for the league title.
Athletes continued their interaction with the speech of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to the direct line program on the Sharjah Sports Channel, as His Highness said, “After Sharjah won the cup, we gave him five million dirhams, after which the club demanded that the reward be raised to 10.” Although the one who scored the goal is a foreign player, and his job is to score goals, and despite that, I agreed on the condition that they win against Al-Wahda again.. so they returned defeated.
The big names didn’t make the difference
The former international player and legal advisor, Salem Hadid, confirmed that, in comparison with the great financial support enjoyed by the clubs of the Emirate of Sharjah in general, and the Sharjah Club in particular, as well as the large deals, the goals of the club must be greater than the competition for local competitions, indicating that this The support and these large contracts are supposed to be reflected in the team’s performance and results, stressing that the big names did not make a difference in the ranks of Sharjah.
He added, “It was logical for Sharjah to top the ADNOC League standings in the first round, given the support it finds and the presence of large deals for foreign players, but this did not happen.”
Salem Hadid indicated that despite the large number of stars in the Sharjah team, he misses player No. 10 (playmaker), after the departure of his former Brazilian player Igor Coronado, pointing out that this position is still vacant, despite bringing in new players, pointing out that the technical committee You must pay attention to the team’s need for a playmaker.
And Salem Hadid continued, “In my estimation, compared to the great and unlimited support and the big names, it was assumed that Sharjah’s view of external competitions would be greater, and that the performance should be better and stronger than the current state of the team.”
Salem Hadid stressed that Sharjah lacks ferocity in play, pointing out that despite the severe shortage in the ranks of the Al-Ahly youth team, it performs and wins, stressing that this is evidence that the matter is not with names or big deals, but rather with giving, challenging and insisting on winning, and on these gains, And on target.
A decline in the technical level
In turn, a member of the Board of Directors of the Football Association and former head of the Players’ Status and Transfers Committee, Dr. Salim Al Shamsi, confirmed that although Sharjah’s performance is not convincing, and its technical level is not stable, it is still a strong competitor for the league title, indicating that the team, although it started the season at the beginning strong, but has been declining lately.
Al Shamsi said, “Sharjah Club is one of the clubs that spent the most on player contracts this season, but there is a decline in the team, and we do not know the reason for that, but the club’s management is more knowledgeable about this matter.”
Salim Al Shamsi indicated that he hopes to correct the team’s path so that it can return as strong as it was, especially since it is still at the heart of the competition for the league, despite the presence of other competitors.
Lack of ferocity in play
The journalist and broadcaster on the Dubai Sports Channel, colleague Ahmed Jouka, believes that Sharjah needs a playmaker, indicating that the team did not lose the opportunity to regain the top spot in the league, but after winning the title of the President’s Cup after its victory over Al-Wahda, it seemed as if it was in (Khabar Kan), pointing to He does not know if this decline is due to the coach or the players, and what is happening in the club.
Jouka pointed out that Sharjah, although it has players who raised the market value of the UAE league players, its style of play is not convincing, pointing out that the team lacks the ferocity in playing that characterizes Al-Ahly youth, who occupies the top of the league so far, and who has a ferocity spirit over The lead and the championship in every match, and owns not one team, but two teams.
And he continued, “We believed that the presence of a charismatic coach like Cosmin, and always advises his players, but that did not appear in the players’ performance.”
Ahmed Jouka emphasized that «the team does not lack anything, as it has players who played at the international level and foreign players who came from Barcelona, and from big clubs in Europe such as Paco Alcacer, Pjanic and Manolas, and these are big names, but they did not perform convincingly, just as Sharjah is considered the third team. At the level of Asia, in terms of the market value of its players ».
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