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Zenga: Small Details Will Decide The Match

Riyadh, KSA: 10 March 2014
Al Jazira coach Walter Zenga believed that small details may play the key role in deciding his team match against Al Shabab; this is while he was speaking in the pre match press conference.
The coach started the conference by explaining that Al Shabab is enjoying now a great series of positive results and good performances, as its obvious by their away Asian victory of Iranian Esteghlal, and by qualifying for the quarter final of the Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques Cup after they beat Al Nasr, the Saudi league leader, by 2 goals to 1.
Zenga insisted that the last league defeat for Al Shabab against Al Nahda will not change the fact that Al Shabab is going through a positive stage now, he explained that small details decided that match and led to the big victory for Al Nahda with 4 goals to 1, even after Al Shabab dominated that match and wasted a lot of scoring chances; and he also believed that the small details will also decide the result of Tuesday match between Al Jazira and Al Shabab in King Fahd Stadium.
The Italian manager revealed that he didn’t watch Al Shabab last match against Al Nasr from King Fahd Stadium to collect information about their hosts, but he explained that he watched several Al Shabab latest matches and he knows that they have strong midfield players who can keep the ball and pass it between them, and admitted that he is eager to watch how his midfielders will deal with their opponents during the match.
Zenga promised that Tuesday match will be tough and exciting because the two teams have high quality players in all positions; and insisted that Al Jazira will not face their opponents with defensive mind, and they will not apply the Catenaccio defensive style, and assured that his team is applying the modern football styles in defense and attack, as they are start defending their goal from the opponent defensive area. He also explained that Al Shabab defensive performance against Esteghlal in Iran is very close to the famous Italian style the Catenaccio.
Souayah: We Will Do Our Best To Win The Match
From his side, Al Shabab coach Ammar Souayah assured that his team will use the stadium and the crowds to get extra motivation to beat Al Jazira and be the only leader of this group, in spite of his description to Al Jazira as strong and respectful opponent.
Souayah explained that his team prepared well for this game, and the coaching staff used the positive mental state of the players after winning over Esteghlal and Al Nasr to get the best of the players during the latest training sessions.
The coach promised that those positive factors will help his players to bring their best during the match, and they will get extra motivations from their fans to beat Al Jazira and add the three points to their credit in the Asian competition.
Ammar described Al Jazira as strong and respectful opponent, and that’s they have good group of foreign players who enjoys great European experience, and a lot of local talented players; and also admitted that Al Jazira attacking line is aggressive and can score a lot of goal. But in return is insisted that Al Shabab will play only for the win, and they will fight to take the three points and disengage their partnership with Al Jazira in the top of this group.