Wondered Why Jamal’s Goal Was Ruled Out.. Juan Carlos: Al Ain is in a Dire Need for the Support for the Loyal Fans


Al Ain FC head coach, Spain’s Juan Carlos, opened the post-match press conference of the matchweek 18 of the Arabian Gulf League against Fujairah FC by wondering why the match referee ruled out Al Ain’s second goal scored in the first half by Jamal Marouf. He said: “During our match against Shabab Al Ahli Dubai we conceded a goal though it was a clear offside. My question is why the VAR did not interfere at that time? Such situations need to be reconsidered!”

“By the end of the day, we achieved a deserved victory and snatched very important three points. Al Ain did well in the match and had the chance to score three goals in the first half,” he said.

Garrido went on by assessing the performance of his squad’s warriors: “Personally, so happy by the performance of Bandar Al Ahbabi and Jamal Marouf. Also, happy that Caio Lucas and Robin Rubero are back to their high level of performance, specially the latter who recovered from injury. Shiotani showed significant skills in his original position in the midfield as he did not paly in his original position since a long time. I believe the four defenders of the team did well tonight, not to forget that Rayan Yaslam and Marcus Berg showed great level compared to the efforts they paid during the matches of their national teams.”

At the same time, Garrido addressed a message to the Ainawi Nation to stand behind their team for the importance of supporting the players’ aspirations in the coming stages. “It is important to see the fans in the standings supporting their team for this will push them to the limit and to keep going in clinching points. The team is in a dire need for the support of the fans in the coming stages.”

Commenting on a question that players seem not serious in taking advantage of the chances they had to score more goals following scoring two goals, he said: “I believe that the team created the chances which is so important as it shows how serious they were to score and the genuine desire to win the opponent. The second step is the most important and the most difficult in the world of football, i.e. to translate such chances into goals. Indeed, they were not lucky enough to score following offensive attempts.”

He concluded: “We have to professional and to avoid calculations and future results; on the contrary, we have to focus on each match separately as this would improve our performance. I have no doubt that it is the three points that important in each match they play.”