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  • Fri 14 Dec 2018, 19 : 30 - Arabian Gulf League

Zenga: Am Happy for the Club and the Players

Abu Dhabi: 8 November 2013
The Italian expressed that he is happy for the club, the players and the fans because of the great result the team had over Al Ain in the fifth round match of the UAE Cup League, this during his post-match press conference in Al Nahyan stadium.
The coach started the conference by confirming that he is very satisfied about the performance of his players, he said that they deserved this great victory based on what they did during the match. He also described the 3 points the team won at that night as important and crucial, because it helped the team to reach the second place in the group, and stopped the consecutive draws series, and the team took it from a strong and competitive team like Al Ain. The coach didn’t forget to promise that this victory will only help them to keep working with more concentration and commitment to improve themselves as a team and as individually.
Speaking about the secret behind the amazing comeback in the second half, the coach explained that the players needed to restore their confidence in themselves and in their unity and to play with more sacrifice and fighting spirit; so when they expressed these values in their performances, they came from behind against Al Ain and scored 3 goals in 1 half. He also revealed that they worked very hard during the last training session to build the team confidence inside the players, and hoped this result will help them to play with more confident and positive minds in the next matches.
The coach insisted that he will not hesitate to put a young player in the startup list at the league, if they convinced him they have what it takes to help the team. He also stressed that he have full trust on his players, and he will keep giving the chanced to all the players during this long season.
The Italian also admitted that he will suffer to decide the best 11 to play against Bani Yas in the next cup match, as he will miss 11 players for injuries and national duties. But its his job to deal with these complications and put the best player in the best position to guarantee that every player can and will fight to get the three points from that match.
At the last part of the conference, the coach revealed that the major factor behind his choices for the startup squad will not be the name in the back of the jersey, but the loyalty and the sacrifice for the club logo in the chest of the jersey. Because at last, it’s the only thing that matters for him as a coach, and for the team also.