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Tokyo - Prince Fahad Bin Salman Media Center of Al-Hilal Club
The Argentine manager of Al-Hilal first football team "Mr. Ramon Diaz" spoke to the press today Friday evening -JPN time- at the conference hall at Saitama Stadium ahead of tomorrow's match against "Urawa Red Diamonds" team of Japan in the second (away) leg of the Asian Champions League 2017 final.
In the beginning, the Argentine manager stressed that they are physically and mentally prepared to play the second leg of the final; mentioned that they will play with high concentration and perform well on the field, adding that their way of playing depends on play possession much higher and then dominating with the attacking way.
The coach at the pre-match press conference mentioned “As a player I won titles in Japan and I hope to win another title with Al-Hilal as a coach; especially that we have strong and unbeaten team in the current Asian Champions League; and the players have all abilities to achieve our target”.
About missing the Brazilian Carlos Eduardo tomorrow he said: “We will miss Eduardo in the Asian Champions League and the domestic competitions, but in Al-Hilal we prepare all the squad for playing matches, the team reaches this stage due to the players with high potentials and the same technical level”, added that the player Nawaf AlAbed is physically and technically fit for playing tomorrow’s match.
Meanwhile the leader “Yasser Al-Qahtani” mentioned that he trusts his teammates and their abilities to win the Asian Champions League due to the technical and administrative stability and the fans support, adding that they came to Tokyo not for tour and they know strengths and weakness of their opponent.
“Al-Hilal players used to reach this stage and we concentrate only on winning the title, our speech after the first leg is about continuing our outstanding performance in the second half in Japan and the champion has not yet been determined, we are able to win the title in front of Urawa Reds fans and their influence will not be stronger than the influence of our fans in Riyadh”, Yasser Al-Qahtani said.
On the other hand, Urawa Reds manager “Mr. Takafumi Hori” stressed his team’s readiness for the final after studying the strengths and weaknesses of Al-Hilal team, “I believe in my players abilities to win the title and we will play for our fans, we will not change our way of playing tomorrow and the Brazilian player Silva took part with the squad in the trainings and he is ready for playing”.
Furthermore, the player “Wataru Endo” described his club’s fans as fantastic and his team didn’t lose any home match in their presence, added “We will do our best to continue our outstanding levels in the home matches in front of our fantastic fans and we have great confidence in our team to win tomorrow”, mentioned that the player Omar Kharbin perform well with Al-Hilal and he is important player and he faced him with Japan national team.
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