Ramon Diaz: I was confident that Al Hilal will Qualify


The Argentina’s Ramon Diaz said that his confidence in his team to qualify for the semi-final match was so high despite the major absences in the team’s ranks due to the hard and good work exerted by everyone during the preparation period for Al Ain confrontation. He added that players were able to show their best against Al Ain, the matter that enabled them to deservedly win the match and qualify to the next stage of the AFC Champions League.

“Al Hilal showed a great desire to qualify and the team’s spirit was high during the match,” said he. He emphasized, “My team confirmed their ability to overcome all the circumstances and absences. I cannot also the important role played by the fans during this conformation. Everyone contributed effectively to achieve this strong result.”

“We must recognize that the opponent was not an ordinary team because Al Ain plays real genuine football and featured by their swift and collective style of playing. Therefore, we adopted the policy of not be in rush during the match and dealt with the details of the match quietly and with high concentration,” said he.

“I certainly hope to meet a Saudi team so that the Kingdom will have a seat in the Champions League final. So, I hope Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahli will qualify in the next phase of the competition,” he replied to a question on which tea he wishes to meet in the semi-final match.

Eduardo: “Man of the Match” Award Should Be Awarded to the Whole Team

Brazil’s Carlos Eduardo, striker of Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal, who was awarded the title of “Man of the Match” in the match against Al Ain following scoring his personal hat-trick said, “This award should be dedicated to all my teammates who were starts of the match and did their best and were up to the confidence and the challenge. They indeed contributed to the pronounced victory that pushed us forward to play in the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League.”.

He added: “I have strong desire to win the title of the AFC Champions League with Al Hilal as it is the only tournament I have not been able to achieve with my team. I am well aware that the fans of the club aspire to win the continental title.”