Esperance coach Cardoso vows to fight for Champions League glory

Mahmoud Elassal , Friday 24 May 2024

Esperance head coach Miguel Cardoso exuded confidence in his squad's ability to overcome the challenge of Egyptian giants Ahly in the second leg of the CAF Champions League final on Saturday.

Miguel Cardoso
Esperance head coach Miguel Cardoso


"My tactics are built around the belief in my players, they are giants for this team," Cardoso stated at a pre-match press conference. 

"I have complete faith in them," he continued.

Cardoso attributed Esperance's presence in the final to the players' unwavering focus and dedication to the club.

"Reaching the Champions League final is a testament to the incredible concentration and love for the club displayed by all the players," he added.

The Tunisian outfit faces a daunting away fixture at Cairo Stadium, with the tie delicately poised after a scoreless first leg.

"Our ultimate goal is to lift the trophy, and we've prepared meticulously for this final," affirmed the Portuguese coach.

Acknowledging the difficulty of the clash, Cardoso emphasized Esperance's long-term vision.

"This game will be a battle for both teams, but Esperance is committed to a project that will build a stronger future for the club," he said.

"We must enter the match with unwavering determination and utilize every weapon in our arsenal," Cardoso concluded, outlining his tactical approach.

Esperance seek their fifth Champions League title, aiming to reclaim the trophy they last held in 2019.

Meanwhile, reigning champions Ahly are determined to solidify their African dominance by securing a record-extending 12th title.

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