Zamalek Coach Pleased With Players Despite Goalless Draw

Hossam Hassan is happy despite the fact that Zamalek’s eight game winning streak came to an end on Monday.

Zamalek coach Hossam Hassan has told that he is not at all perturbed by his team’s inability to find the back of the net against Ismaily in a match that ended in a goalless draw on Monday. The retired Egyptian international blamed the lack of sharpness on the physical fatigue brought on by the succession of games his team has played in recent weeks.

“Our performance was as good as the previous eight games, the only difference is that we didn’t score. I’m proud of my players today, they produced a praiseworthy display,” he said.

“Some players were off form. It’s not a big deal, this is normal in football. We played so many games over the last few weeks. This kind of pressure would eventually take a toll on any team.”

Meanwhile, Hassan refused to concede that the result was a blow to Zamalek’s title hopes and insisted that his side have every chance of finishing ahead of Al-Ahly who have a nine point cushion separating them from their Cairo based rivals.

“The race is still alive. We have a chance to be crowned champions,” he said.

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