We earned our luck, says Ahly coach after Confed Cup triumph

Eslam Omar , Tuesday 9 Dec 2014

Garrido says there will be no place for players with no fighting spirit in Ahly from now on

Juan Carlos Garrido
Egypt's Al Ahly coach Juan Carlos Garrido reacts during their African Confederations Cup final soccer match against Ivory Coast's Sewe Sport at Cairo stadium, December 6, 2014. (Photo: Reuters)

Ahly's Spanish coach Juan Carlos Garrido has expressed his excitement after winning the CAF Confederation Cup, his first major title with the Cairo giants.

"Ahly is a club that is always seeks victories and whoever is in charge must only aim for titles," the 45-year-old tactician stated during a press conference Tuesday at the Cairo-based club headquarters.

After being eliminated out of the CAF Champions League, Garrido inspired the record holders of eight trophies to become first ever Egyptian team to win the continent's secondary tournament, the Confederation Cup – thanks to a 96th minute header from veteran striker Emad Meteb against Sewe Sport to set the score at 1-0, Saturday in Cairo.

"Of course, luck exists in football but we earned our luck as we worked really hard throughout the tournament and kept on fighting until the end," he added.

"Now we have to realise more victories so it won't be an easy phase. The player who won't be willing to fight for wins will have no place on the team," Garrido insisted.

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