Saturday 19 October 2019
Zamalek general supervisor Amir Mortada Mansour said his team faced strong rivals this season, pointing out that there is a provocative phenomenon that faced the players during the last matches in the Egyptian Premier League.
Zamalek scored a 2-1 win over contractors at Al Salam Stadium on Saturday evening, whilst the White team temporarily remove champions Al Ahli from the top of the standings after winning 10 points from four games.
"We needed to win to get back in the competition," Amir Murtada told Al-Hadath Al-Youm. "We have faced strong teams this season.
He added: "The victory was important for us, especially as Zamalek when losing receives a lot of criticism, but the opposite also bother us, because when the win is amplified in joy and the fans believe we will win any game."
The match saw the referee Mahmoud al-Banna's announcement of several yellow cards, along with the dismissal of Fergani Sassi of Zamalek and Seif Eddine Jaziri from the contractors, before an argument between the players of the two teams while heading to the locker rooms.
"There is a phenomenon during the last four games, that the opponent always tries to provoke the players of Zamalek, and all this nervousness and provocations come from the former players in Zamalek in particular in order to prove themselves."
"It is normal for them to play with honor, but it is not normal to deliberately hurt and provoke us, but they wanted to appear well under the eyes of Hossam Badri (Egypt coach) who was keen to attend the meeting from the stadium."
(tagsToTranslate) Zamalek, Amir Mortada Mansour, Contractors, Egyptian League