Ahly’s Koller affirms trust in strikers ahead of Champions League clash

Ahram Online , Friday 17 Feb 2023

Ahly coach Marcel Koller said that he trusts his players, especially the forwards, in the pre-game press conference ahead of their away clash with Al Hilal of Sudan in the CAF Champions League group stage on Saturday.

Marcel Koller - photo: Ahly official Facebook page


“There is no striker who can score every chance and I trust all Ahly players,” Koller told the reporters.

“Our forwards succeeded in creating dangerous opportunities in high-level matches in the Club World Cup, thanks to the entire team," Koller said.

Earlier this season, the 62-year-old Swiss coach criticised the club for failing to sign a new striker as he was not convinced with Ahly’s trio of strikers.

On the other hand, Koller praised his team after returning from the Club World Cup.

“We were playing at high levels in the Club World Cup, and we gained more experience during the tournament,” he said.

“We got a break and the team have great experiences in dealing with matches’ pressure and I change my strategy according to the competitor, but our personality and our style remains clear in the matches,” Koller added

Speaking about Saturday’s match, Koller stressed that Al Hilal are a big team and the game will be difficult.

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