Mr. Goran Tufegdzic, the coach of Al Wahda team, affirmed that the anticipated match against Al Wasl carries a special significance, particularly as it is a semi-final match and against the league-leading team. Additionally, it marks his first match as the coach of Al Wahda.
During the pre-match press conference, Mr. Goran stated: “We face a strong opponent on their turf and in front of their fans. Al Wasl has been playing beautiful football this season and possesses a fantastic group of players. However, I have confidence in my team, and I believe we can achieve superiority in the first leg and secure qualification.”
Mr. Goran continued: “These will be my first official matches with the team. During the short period I spent with the players, I felt their enthusiasm and excitement for the return of official matches. I also observed their receptiveness to the tactical ideas and applications we worked on together. It won’t be easy, especially after the break for the Asian Cup, but my team is ready for such challenges.”
He concluded his remarks by inviting the fans, saying: “The presence and support of the fans in the stands are the most important motivation for the players to double their efforts and feel the strength. We know that Al Wasl draws strength from its fans, and my message is that we too draw strength from the determination of our fans.”