Currently unbeaten in five consecutive games, Al Jazira coach Marcel Keizer can't wait to take on Shabab Al-Ahli after thrashing Sharjah FC 3-0 away from home
"Next game is against Al-Ahli. So we have a difficult schedule at the moment. We know we have to fight there again. It will be a very difficult game but we have confidence and we will prepare well,"
in his post-match interview.
The man of the match,
, played an instrumental role at the centre of the park and praised his side after the match.
"It was a pressure game with the top two teams in the league and we managed to handle that pressure by imposing our style of play tonight
,” he said.
“We had an exceptionally good first half and then we did well to hold Sharjah after Abdalla Ramadan received the red card for two bookable offences. We are very happy with tonight’s work and hopefully, we can take the momentum forward.”
insists that their title hopes are not over despite the disappointing result.
“The loss to Jazira isn’t going to end our season and our objective is still to win the league. There are many matches left (eight) and we’ll try to win all of them and hope for some results of the other games to come in our favour.”
Defending his manager, he continued:
“Many people are commenting on Sharjah’s style of play but we have been successful in winning many games. When the team is winning we all win, and people start to praise, and when we lose we all lose, and people start to comment. Nobody can single out the coach for tonight’s defeat.
“The coach has done a good job before and now, and in the future too. So nobody can pass judgment on his capabilities after this defeat. Everything will be okay if we win the next two or three games.”
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