Coach Hernan Crespo described the team’s match against the Iranian Sepahan team as difficult. The coach said in his speech to the press conference at 3:30 pm today in the press conference hall at the Golden Tulip Buraidah Hotel: “I think it will be a very difficult match. We will face a strong team that showed a good level in the previous match and won, we will try to do our best on the field in order to win and continue to progress in the tournament. I think that the best way to achieve this is to win on the field and compensate for our previous loss.”
Crespo added: “In our match against Al-Taawoun, the first goal in our nets came from a tactical error, and this does not mean that the team’s defense was not good in the match. This is football, and when you face a big team and play a big game, mistakes are expected on the field, and in that match we performed well. We had a high attacking level and the we had created the most chances.
Crespo continued his speech by saying: I hope that Olunga is ready for tomorrow’s match, and we are still waiting for the team doctor’s report to determine his readiness after he trained with the team yesterday. As for injuries, I don’t think there are important injuries among the players and everyone is ready to appear in tomorrow’s match.
The coach concluded: “There is no time between the match and the other, so the preparation for the next match is quick and brief. We must return the players to their normal physical condition in order to perform the match. I do not think that the time difference between matches is comfortable for everyone.