We are on the right track, says Zamalek striker Jaziri

Ahram Online , Tuesday 23 Aug 2022

Zamalek's Tunisian striker Seifeddine Jaziri hailed his side for displaying solidarity as they successfully defended their Egyptian Premier League crown.

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Zamalek's Froward Seifeddine Jaziri in action during the match with Al-Ittihad on Tuesday 23 August, 2022. Photo courtesy of Zamalek Twitter account.

The Cairo giants were crowned champions for the 14th time with three games to spare when nearest challengers Pyramids lost 1-0 to Future FC on Monday.

On Tuesday, Zamalek drew 1-1 at home to Ittihad amid a festive atmosphere at Cairo's International Stadium.

"Solidarity means you are on the right track," Jaziri told reporters after the game.

"The fans supported the team and players applied the instructions of the coach. We have to focus in the coming period to achieve more success."

Jaziri used to play a bit-part role before Jesualdo Ferreira took over but enjoyed a new lease of life following the arrival of the veteran Portuguese coach in March.

Ferreira made full use of Jaziri's attributes, with the 29-year-old running at spaces between the lines to latch onto upfield passes and finish off sweeping moves.

Jaziri also highlighted the vital role of the team's young players, who were introduced by Ferreira to fill the gaps left by the departure of some key players at a crucial stage of the season.

The likes of forward Youssef Nabih, wing-back Sayed Abdallah, central defender Hossam Abdel-Maguid and midfielder Seif Gaafar blended in seamlessly to play a pivotal role in Zamalek's league triumph.

"They are not youth any more. When you play with the seniors, you become one of them," Jaziri added.

Jaziri scored nine goals with the club this season.

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