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FIFA Club World Cup 2020 – News – El Shahat: We want to do big things here

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FIFA Club World Cup 2020 - News - El Shahat: We want to do big things here
  • Hussein El Shahat performed for Al Ain on the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018™
  • The Egyptian impressed on their run to the ultimate
  • Hopes to go one higher with Al Ahly and win the title

Egyptian ahead Hussein El Shahat had a match to keep in mind with Al Ain on the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018™. The host facet knocked out River Plate in a wide ranging semi-remaining at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium earlier than shedding out to Real Madrid within the remaining.

El Shahat is now poised for a return to the competitors, this time with Al Ahly, following their CAF Champions League triumph. “The Club World Cup is a great competition,” he stated. “I performed within the remaining with Al Ain and it was an expertise that I can’t actually put into phrases.

“I’ll never forget that game against Real Madrid and I hope I can do the same with Al Ahly this year and go on to win the title,” he added.

Hussein El Shahat celebrates with Al Ain players

A tricky problem

Given his Club World Cup expertise, El Shahat is aware of what Al Ahly can anticipate at Qatar 2020: “As the champions of Africa, we’ll be up against champions from other continents. Every player dreams of playing in this tournament. All the teams are strong and all the players want to showcase their skills. We have a good squad. We’re united and want to achieve something here.”

Looking forward to the Red Devils’ second-spherical tie with Al Duhail, the Egyptian ahead stated: “Al Duhail are a strong team and have some quality players. We’re preparing well for them because we respect them and I’m sure they respect us too. They’ll be playing on home soil, in front of their fans. We know all their players and we know their strengths and weaknesses. The coaching staff and the players know what to expect and we hope we can beat them and advance in the tournament.”

The dream tie

Like each different participant at Qatar 2020, El Shahat is dreaming of the prospect to tackle Bayern Munich: “We’re taking it one recreation at a time, so our focus is on the primary recreation. Bayern are an excellent crew with a number of stars. I’d like to play towards [Thomas] Muller. I like him and his type of play.”

Signing off, El Shahat had some heat phrases for the Al Ahly followers: “They’re improbable. They want us to win each recreation and so they want us to play good soccer. They additionally want us to rating a number of objectives and win titles. If I speak all day about them, it gained’t be sufficient as a result of they’re at all times behind us. My hope was that they’d give you the option to come over here. It would have actually motivated us. We have followers not solely in Egypt however all around the Arab world. They would’ve stuffed the stadium in the event that they’d had the prospect. I hope they’ll at all times give you the option to help and inspire us.”

Fans during Al Ahly arrival to Doha


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