Abou-Treika turns attention to Egypt

الأحد، 24 مايو 2009 - 22:37

كتب : Amro Hassan

After helping Ahli win their 34th Egyptian Premier League title, playmaker Mohamed Abou-Treika said that now it's time to focus on Egypt's crucial game against Algeria.

The Red Devils secured this season's league title after beating Ismaili 1-0 in a deciding game in Alexandria.

"Of course I'm more than delighted with the win, but now we need to start preparing for Egypt's World Cup qualifier against Algeria on June 7th," Abou-Treika said.

The Pharaohs are approaching a tough June, which will start by facing Algeria and end with the country's participation in the FIFA Confederations Cup.

First Gut

Abou-Treika said he knew it in his heart that Ahli will win the decider once he entered the pitch for warming up.

"I became confident of winning the clash once I saw the enthusiasm of our fans, as well as the players' concentration.

"But I also have to add that experience played an important role in sealing the win."


The Egypt star admitted that playing as a second striker behind Flavio Amado is always an uncomfortable position for him.

"I play my best football when I'm behind two forwards. But starting as a striker decreases my potential with at least 30 or 40 percent," the 30-year-old added.

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