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Zenga: We Respect Bani Yas But we Need the 3 Points

Abu Dhabi: 11 November 2013
The Italian coach of Al Jazira Walter Zenga assured that his team will show respect to Bani Yas when they play against them in their home next Wednesday as part of the sixth round of the cup competition, the match that will be the key for the semi-final qualifying if the team gets its 3 points.
Speaking to, Zenga described Bani Yas as a strong opponent who plays with great fighting spirit in their own ground; he also revealed that he knows their coach and he admires the great job he is doing with the team in the league and cup.
The coach said that Al Jazira will play with humble and will show Bani Yas the respect they deserve on Wednesday night, but at the same time he insisted that his team will play for the win only, and they will try to force their style over their opponent and keep fighting until the final whistle to guarantee the 3 points from that match and qualify for the semi-final.
He also refused to rule out the possibility of giving Nelson Valdez and Khalid Sabil some minutes inside the pitch at Wednesday; although he admitted that this duo is still recovering from their injures, and still need the competitive matches fitness, the coach explained that the next hours before the match may witness some surprises that may force him to put these two in the bench at least.
The Italian stressed that the long list of absentees will not be an excuse for not playing well against Bani Yas; he assured that all his players have his full trust and they can do what is necessary whenever the team needs them, and this will help him to put the right player in the right position to make sure that everyone of them will be able to give 100% to them team and play his part in getting victory for the team.