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The Team Trains with the Presence of Al Ain Players

Al Ain: 10 December 2013
The first football team ran their last training session for the President Cup match against Al Wahda in the evening of Monday the 9th of December, at Tahnoun bin Mohamed, the host stadium of the team match against Al Wahda on Tuesday 10th of December night.
The team didn’t have their usual day off, and in the morning of the following day of the last match against Al Ahli, the players had a morning training session, and they kept their preparatory schedule going when they trained in the evening on last Saturday in the first sub-pitch in the club in Abu Dhabi, and in Sunday and Monday also, with sessions supervised by the head coach Walter Zenga and his assistant, and with a full squad except for the injured players.
At the first part of Monday session, the fitness coach worked intensively with the players to increase their endurance and fitness level, then they had been divided into two groups, they worked with the coach and his assistants’ different buildup tactics and attacking methods; and also on defensive, marking and covering tactics; while the goalkeepers worked separately with their coach.
 In the last part of the session the players had an internal match that saw high competitive spirit from all the players, as they attempting to convince their manager to put them in his startup squad for Tuesday game. Considering that the team is having a crucial match against Al Emirates in next Saturday, the coach will try to use his players as much as possible to avoid any extra fatigue or exhaustion, meaning that the playing chances will increase for everyone.

The team arrival to Tahnoun bin Mohammed coincided with Al Ain Players departure after they finished their last training session for their match against Al Sharjah in the same competition, which will be also in Tuesday, but in Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium at Al Jazira Club in Abu Dhabi.
The two teams’ players exchanged the greetings and the short friendly chat in a way reflected the good relationship between them away from competitive nature of their matches.
Al Jazira players took many memorial photos, with their old teammate Diake, and with their teammates in UAE First National Team Omer Abdulrahman, and Mohnnadd Salim Al Enizi, who is the little brother of Al Jazira team supervisor Mohammed Al Enizi.

Al Ain Captain Hilal Saeed shook hands with all the players, coaches and staff of Al Jazira, and he wished that they liked their stay in Al Ain City and the training facilities in Tahnoun bin Mohammed and Khalifa bin Zayed stadiums were up to their expectations; in return, Al Jazira players thanked their friends in Al Ain, and assured that their friendship will always be strong and separated from their competitive side inside the field.