Sami Komsan, Al Ahly’s football first team interim head coach, spoke following the team’s qualification to the semi-finals of the Egyptian Cup after defeating Pyramids 2-1 in the quarter-finals of the competition.
Here is what Komsan had to say about the game:
“We played very well tonight. At the beginning of the game, we depended more on counter-attacks. However, in the second half we changed our style of play.
It is very important to defend well in order to win games and we managed to be good both defensively and offensively during tonight’s game.
We’ve been talking over the past period on the importance of pushing through this tough period by having great results. Of course, the amount of games which we play in a short time period affects us both mentally and physically. That’s why it was important to win tonight.
Amr El Soulia is one of the dedicated and committed players in the team. He’s very important for us. Of course, he might feel tired at times but that doesn’t mean that he’s not beneficial for the team."