Ramon Diaz, manager of Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia, made fun of Al-Ittihad after the match, which took place on Sunday evening, in which the two teams clashed in the semi-final of the King’s Cup.
Saudi team Al-Hilal faced their counterpart Al-Ittihad Jeddah in the semi-final round of the Saudi Arabian King’s Cup and the confrontation between them ended with an unanswered goal, which was followed by friendly fire from the oldest Egyptian star, Ahmed Hegazi, counted in the leader’s favor.
On the floor of the King Abdullah Sports City stadium, a meeting was held between the Al Hilali team and its counterpart Al Ittihad, which resulted in the aforementioned reaching the final of the King’s Cup, awaiting the winner of the Al Cup – Today the match between Nasr and Al Wahda.
Argentine coach Ramon Diaz, head coach of the Saudi team Al-Hilal, spoke at a press conference following the Jeddah Union match in the semi-finals of the King’s Cup, causing ridicule to the opponent.
Diaz said: “I took the risk of playing strikers Ighalo and Mariga for a while in the match because of the difficulty of the match and looking for a progress target, and after we moved forward with the result, I made some changes.”
He continued: “Our match today was, as usual, difficult against Al Ittihad. There were opportunities and fun. We were up against a strong team with a good coach and outstanding players.”
“We have enough time to prepare for the Asian final,” coach Al-Zaim confirmed.
He added: “We didn’t want to take the risk of bringing in Muhammad al-Buraiq. We welcome the return of Yasser Al-Shahrani, who has a very high level of professionalism and is considered one of the elite footballers in Saudi Arabia, and we thank him.”
And added: “We have enough time to recover. I congratulate the players on their efforts over the past period.”
Saudi Al-Hilal coach mocks Al-Ittihad after defeating them
He sarcastically concluded, “Protection of the Union? They defended well and I was afraid they would ask Kariri to defend with them because he is a former union player.”