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We concentrate on victory not performance, says Zamalek coach

Zamalek coach happy with three points from the game against Alexandria's Ittihad, despite players' poor performance

Mahmoud Elassal , Friday 24 Apr 2015
Jesualdo Ferreira
Zamalek coach Jesualdo Ferreira (Photo: Reuters)
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Zamalek coach Jusualdo Ferreira revealed that he had worked hard to save the points difference between his team and its Egyptian Premier League opponent, after beating Alexandria's Ittihad 2-0 in the 26th match on Thursday.

The White Nights cemented their position at the top of the Egyptian league table with an easy 2-0 win over Alexandria's Ittihad.

They are on top of the teams' table with 54 points, four ahead of second placed ENPPI, and are eight points clear from archrivals Ahly.

Despite dominating possession, Zamalek struggled to create any goal-scoring opportunities during the first half, except for Omar Gaber's goal in the 15th minute.

Striker Bassem Morsi added the second goal for the league leaders 20 minutes after the break to finish the game 2-0 win for Zamalek.

"We play a game every three days, which could have affected the players' performance, beyond injuries that sidelined key players," Ferreira told the press after the game.

"Our target now is to win to save the points difference between us and our opponents regardless of the performance," he added.

"I think that I have achieved something to be mentioned," the Zamalek coach concluded, "which is that I have won five out of the six matches for which I was in charge of the team."

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