Saudi Arabia’s young boss insists that they have the potential to compete in the Tokyo Olympic.
has been recognized as one of the most respected coaches in
after leading Saudis to the last 16 at U-20 World Cup in 2017.
He has also coached many clubs at the youth level after his early retirement because of serious injuries.
Al-Shehri was a Saudi Arabia player in the 1999 U-20 World Cup at the midfield position, and he was expected to become an important player in the senior levels, but facing serious pelvic and cruciate ligament injuries forced him to retire in 2008 at the age of 28.
To continue his involvement with football, Al-Shehri decided to become a manager and won many titles in his career, and now he is preparing for his latest challenge, which is Saudi Arabia’s games in Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and he is so determined to make history for his country and show that they can show respectful performances.
“We’re determined to perform honorably even though we’ll be facing difficult teams,”
he said after the draw at FIFA headquarters in Zurich last month.
“The draw didn’t come as a surprise, as we knew that things would be difficult. The Olympics is a global arena where world-class teams with huge capabilities and lofty ambitions compete.”