Shabab Alahli head coach Rodolfo Arruaberena has confirmed that his team is ready to play the first match of the season against Alain in the 1st matchweek of the Arabian Gulf Cup, at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium 9:30 pm on Friday August 23.
Speaking in the prematch press conference, Arruaberena explained that his team returned to competitions again with the start of the new season, after preparatory camp held in Slovakia and Spain, and continued training in Dubai to prepare the team for the start of the season.
The coach promised to give the chance for the young players in the upcoming match, beside some other players who didn’t have enough playing time last season, pointing out that Shabab Alahli will face big challenges this season and all the players must be ready.
He praised the young players, indicating that the team will depend on them in the near future, “I will focus on the young players, they have the capabilities to help the team and am confident they will proof themselves soon” he said.
Shabab Alahli new singing David Mariani, who accompanied the coach at the press conference, expressed his happiness to join a big club such as Shabab Alahli, in a top football league, indicating that he is eager to start the season.
“ The UAE league is new to me because I come to the UAE for the first time, our team will face many challenges this season, and we must be ready to compete on all levels” he said.