Hossam Hassan hails team spirit after Egypt's narrow win over New Zealand

Ahram Online , Saturday 23 Mar 2024

Hossam Hassan has highlighted the positive spirit of his players as the main reason behind Egypt's 1-0 win over New Zealand on Friday in Egypt Capital Cup.

Hossam Hassan
Egypt s national team head coach Hossam Hassan during Egypt s match against New Zealand in Egypt Capital Cup

 

Nantes striker Mostafa Mohamed handed Hassan a winning debut of his tenure after scoring the only goal of the game in the 29th minute.

Hassan stressed the importance of the collective effort, acknowledging the crucial support from substitutes and the dressing room that contributed to the team's success.

Mahmoud Hassan "Trezeguet" was commended for his commitment after joining the team following a demanding match with his club.

"Despite limited preparation time, I was determined to participate in the championship," Hassan said.

He acknowledged the strength of the New Zealand team, describing them as a formidable opponent with European-caliber tactics and physicality.

"Our rigorous training and strategic planning were evident as we created several scoring opportunities," Hassan added.

"Our focus now shifts to the upcoming match, as we prepare to face either Tunisia or Croatia," Hassan concluded.

The victory sets a positive tone for Egypt's footballing future under Hossam Hassan's leadership, steering the team towards promising prospects in international competitions.

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