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Zenga: Luck is Abandoning us at This Stage

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Al Ain: 11 December 2013
 
Walter Zenga insisted that his team deserved to get at least a draw in the second half of the derby match against Al Wahda, because they were the superior side at that half and they created many scoring chances, this is while he was speaking in the post-match press conference in Tahnoun bin Mohammed Stadium, about the defeat they suffer with one goal and their sad farewell to the UAE President Cup.
 
In his first comment in the conference the coach stressed that Al Jazira lost this match because they failed to convert their chances to goal, meanwhile Al Wahda used their only one real chance in the first half and get a goal from it that win them the derby and the qualification card.
 
He also mentioned that his team kept fighting and trying hard to reach the opponent goal until the last second, like what happened against Al Nasr and Al Wahda, but the luck failed them in these two matches, and rewarded them against Al Ahli, when Oliveira scored the equalizer in the last second of that match.
 
Zenga denied take excuses out of exhaustion and fatigue to justify the defeat against Al Wahda; he assured that their last away match against Al Ahli didn’t affect them physically in the derby, because his players dominated the second half of the derby totally, and they kept running, crossing and shooting until they heard the last whistle.
 
Speaking about their chances of winning any title by the end of this season, the coach explained that he didn’t take charge in Al Jazira for quick results, but he accepted his job to work on strong basis for bright future, and to return Al Jazira to his deserve place as a top team domestically and internationally.
 
He refused to comment about what happened between the two teams players after the match ended and revealed that he left to the locker room directly after he heard the last whistle. He also described their group in the AFC Champions League as tough and complicated, but said its too early to discuss it or talk about it.