Zamalek coach Hassan Shehata hailed his players' performance following the 3-1 win over El-Entag El-Harby in the fourth matchday of the tournament. The win progressed the team in the Egyptian premier league table.
The Whites are now second with seven points, one point behind the title holders - Ahly - who played one more game.
“I am totally satisfied with the players’ performance,” the 62-year old coach was quoted as saying after the game by the club’s official website.
Amr Zaki, Ahmed Hassan and Ahmed Gaafar all scored for the Cairo giants to regain the team’s confidence and also reconcile the clubs’ supporters after the 1-1 draw with El-Gaish in the last round.
“The dazzling performance of El-Entag El-Harby's goal keeper, Nader Saad, and no luck kept us from ending the match with a high score,” Shehata explained.
Seeing the ball hit his team’s net once in each of the last three matches doesn't concern Shehata, who is confident in his teams' abilities.
“It is not surprising, as we are not playing ourselves. That doesn’t worry me at all, as we play attacking football,” the experienced coach added.
Zamalek, last season’s runner-up, hope to end their seven-year league drought this season under the new guidance of Egypt’s former coach Shehata, who led the Pharaohs to three successive African titles.