Mohammed Syed Ahmed (Abu Dhabi)
French Gregory coach of Al Wahda expected a strong reaction from Baniyas when the two teams meet in the first leg of His Highness the President’s Cup at Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi, and said: We are facing Al Wahda for the second time in a very short period, and we do not expect the match to be easy because the opponent He will come looking for rehabilitation after we defeated him a few days ago at his stadium, so we have to perform a distinguished performance in order to achieve victory, especially since the match will be very difficult. There are doubts about the participation of Ismail Matar in the match, while the absence of Abdullah Al-Karbi and Lucas Pimenta continues to be injured. .
He added: We do not have enough sustenance, so the training before the match was for recovery, and we constantly check the players’ situation with the medical staff, and we focus on physical preparation, and the squad we will determine before the match.
For his part, Al Wahda goalkeeper Mohammed Al Shamsi said: A difficult match and a derby, which is a confrontation, the outcome of which cannot be expected, and we are required to do our best to achieve victory. We compete for all local championships, and this is normal for players in a big club like Al Wahda. We appreciate the support of our large audience in previous matches. Their attendance is a great motivator and motivation for us in these matches and the remainder of the season.