Mohamed El Shenawy, Al Ahly goalkeeper and captain, spoke on Friday in the press conference ahead of our game against Tunisia’s Esperance in the first leg of the CAF Champions League semis.
El Shenawy highlighted the importance of achieving a positive result tomorrow in Rades ahead of the second leg at home.
“It is an important game for us and for our fans. We know it will be a difficult game and we also know the value of Esperance and their strength in the African competitions. They are a strong side and they have many good players.”
“We have been preparing for this game for 15 days and we are fully focused to get a positive result to have an advantage in the second leg.”
“Our game against Esperance in 2018 is in the past now. The two teams witnessed several changes since that game. We have already forgotten that game and we are focusing only on tomorrow’s match.”
“The two clubs enjoy a great relationship and I hope that the players show mutual respect tomorrow on the pitch.”
“We, the players, always speak about our desire to win the CAF Champions League title again this season. We play for Al Ahly and we always play for winning.”