We have a good chance to win the CL title at home: Ahly midfielder

Ahram Online , Wednesday 22 May 2024

Ahly international midfielder Marwan Atteya is confident that his team has a good chance of winning the Champions League title when they face Esperance de Tunis at home.

Marwan Atteya
Ahly international midfielder Marwan Atteya in action during the match with Esperance on 18 May, 2024. Photo courtesy of Al-Ahly Facebook page.


The Red Devils will host Esperance de Tunis at Cairo Stadium in the second leg of the final as they look to secure their 12th continental trophy.

In the first leg in Tunisia, both teams adopted a conservative approach, which resulted in a goalless draw.

Atteya sees the result as 'not unfavourable,' stating: "An away goalless draw is not a bad result."

He believes that playing at home gives Ahly a good opportunity to clinch the title and is optimistic about their chances.

Fullback Karim Fouad, who replaced the injured Ali Maaloul early in the first half, shares Atteya's confidence and asserts that Ahly will emerge as champions in Cairo.

Despite not being satisfied with the result of the first-leg match, Fouad said he is confident that his team will secure victory on their home turf.

However, Mahmoud 'Kahraba' Abdel-Moneam, while confident and fully concentrated, warned his teammates about the potential surprises in football.

He acknowledged the tough nature of the game given the 0-0 draw in the first-leg match.

Nevertheless, Kahraba said he believes playing at home will provide an advantage and the team would give their best to secure the win.

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