The Portuguese Nuno Santo, coach of Al-Ittihad club in Jeddah, confirmed that the goal of the western team is to reach the final of the Saudi Super Cup, a day before facing Al-Nassr in the semi-finals.
Al-Ittihad played against Al-Nasr in the semi-finals of the Saudi Super Cup, so that the victorious one would face the winner from the Al-Hilal and Al-Fayhaa match on Sunday.
Nuno explained in the match’s press conference: We are playing an important match to compete for season titles and everyone is ready. We focus on the nature of the opponent and knowing the points of balance in our team. We give each match its importance and each match has its own circumstances. We have studied and analyzed our opponent with high accuracy and strive to reach the final.
He added: We are trying to raise the level of the players, and our success is represented in choosing the player who is equipped for the match. As for the news related to my departure, it is not correct and cannot be controlled, and my focus is on working with the federation, and there are no absences in the federation except Swelim Al-Menhali.
The Egyptian Ahmed Hegazy, defender of the Western team, confirmed that they are working to win the championship, saying: We hope that we will be in good shape, appear honorably, and have the motivation and capabilities that qualify us to reach the final.
He added: Ronaldo is one of the greatest football players and a technical addition to the league. Victory has many keys to play, and we will work to reduce its danger and appear in the best way.
Al-Masry added: When I arrived at Al-Ittihad, it was going through a period of decline that would happen to any club, and my start was centered around building a strong team, which we have already reached, and last season our fortunes did not serve us to win the league, and our goal is not to lose what we built recently.
Hegazy concluded: We are interested in winning titles and the Super League, an important tournament that we seek to add to the club’s records, and it is a strong motivation to complete the remainder of our career in the season, and I trust Nono greatly and are happy to work with him.