Shabab Alahli head coach Rodolfo Arruabarrena held the pre-match press conference for matchweek 23 of the Arabian Gulf League, against Aldhafra on Friday at Shabab Alahli in Al Awir. The coach started by congratulating all the club members for winning the UAE President’s Cup, promising to continue fighting in the league matches.
The coach admitted that the match is not like other games of the AG League, pointing out that in such cases after the team gets big achievement, there may be some relaxation and players may not be in full concentration, confirming that the technical staff will work hard to keep the players focused.
Rodolfo described the game as difficult, indicating that the opponent proved their strength in the final match of the UAE President’s Cup, and showed that they are one of the strongest teams in the UAE now.
He said: “the holy month of Ramadan will see some changes in the training times, I know that it is special month for the Muslims, we will personally I respect the religions and traditions and am happy to have the chance to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of Ramadan in the UAE”.
“our first choice goalkeeper Majed Nasser will not be available because he is suspended for yellow cards, for the rest of the players will back to training today, and see who is ready to play.” He added.
From his side, Shabab Alahli rising star Adel Wijdan, who accompanied the coach at the press conference, explained that the game is important, he added “Al Dhafra will certainly come to fight for the three points, from our side we need to win in order to maintain the second spot”.