Zlatko: We have to make a strong comeback vs. Al Jazeera

In a post-match press conference, Al Ain’s Croatian coach Zlatko Dalić attributed Emirates’ 3-2 win over his own squad to the former’s fewer mistakes, greater focus and better ability to translate the shooting opportunities into goals.
He read a serious indication in the recent loss; “losing 5 points in 2 consecutive games clearly indicates the critical circumstances which Al Ain is currently undergoing; we faced fierce competitors who are striving to stay in the AGL; while we need to regain a higher degree of focus,” he commented.
He regretted his men’s inability to take advantage of the shooting opportunities they had created; “On the contrary, our rivals were more focused and took advantage of our mistakes to accomplish their ends,” he added.
He did not agree that Al Ain’s loss tonight was brought about by the absence of the team leader, Omar Abdurrahman; “Al Ain is a great team that can’t suffer a loss simply because one key player was missing,” he explained.
Zlatko refused to evaluate Al Ain’s new recruit, Nasser Al Shamrani, who made his first appearance with Al Ain tonight; “It’s not reasonable to judge a player just 24 hours after signing him. In fact, I didn’t expect from him more than he did tonight. I’m sure he’ll get along much better after many sessions of training with the team.” He concluded.