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Zamalek coach holds players accountable for Aswan draw

Zamalek are sixth in the teams' table with 22 points after playing 10 games in the Egyptian Premier League so far this season

Ahram Online , Friday 9 Dec 2016
Mohamed Helmy
Mohamed Helmy coach of Egypt's El Zamalek (Reuters)
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After a goalless draw on Thursday with Aswan in the Egyptian Premier League, Zamalek coach Mohamed Helmi criticised the performance of his team's players during the game, hinting that they were responsible for the loss.

"We were close to winning with a big score, but losing score chances brought us the draw," Helmi told the post game's press conference.

"Zamalek's players weren't playing to their potential; I was shocked when I saw them in the game," he added.

Zamalek, still struggling to hit top gear this season, were held to their fourth draw in the Egyptian Premier League Thursday, failing to break down lowly Aswan.

The White Knights paid the price of too many coaching changes, with Mohamed Helmi the third manager to take charge of the team after only 10 games this season.

"Luck was against our team during the game; we just lost too many score chances," Helmi added.

This is the first draw for Helmi as Zamalek's new coach, as he got an opening win crushing Dakhleya 3-0 last week.

Zamalek lie sixth in the table with 22 points, 13 behind leaders Ahly who have played four matches more than them.

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