The South African tactician goes to the Fifa Club World Cup for the third time and for the second time with the Cairo giants
Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has conceded that there is a big gap between them and Chelsea, and they will need a player like Liverpool star Mohamed Salah to be competitive if they are the European champions at Fifa. world championship must meet.
After winning the Caf Champions League, Al Ahly will return to the competition, this time in Japan in December and there is a possibility of playing against Chelsea.
While an African team is yet to win the World Cup club, it appears that Mosimane is not giving his team a chance to play against the Premier League giants.
‘You can not compare between Ahly and Chelsea. “There is a big difference in possibilities and financial resources, but if you give me a player like Liverpool star Mohamed Salah, I can compete with Chelsea,” said Mosimane. Al Ahram.
‘I know how the team can stand up and I want to put my own little stamp on the team after the Portuguese coach, Manuel Jose. Players always tell me they can write their own history, and I tell them, let’s try to get five or six consecutive trophies to write this history. ”
At the last edition of the Club World Cup, Mosimane Al Ahly led to third place, after being beaten 2-0 by the then European champions Bayern Munich in the semi-finals.
It was the second time the South African was at the tournament, after also being the leading Mamelodi Sundowns at the 2016 edition.
After Al Ahly won the Champions League on Saturday, there is talk of an improved contract to Mosimane.
“I’m not worried about renewing my contract and just concentrating on my job,” Mosimane continued.
“I just have to pick two or three new players to implement my strategy with the team, and that will give the team a lot of strength in the coming years to get more trophies.”
Its current Al Ahly deal expires in June 2022.
After Al Ahly was crowned African champion for the tenth time, he is now switching to their Egyptian Premier League campaign.
They are second on the standings, ten points behind leaders and bitter rivals Zamalek, who, however, have played four more games than Al Ahly.
‘I know how many players are under pressure, but it [winning the Champions League] gives them more confidence, ”Mosimane added.
“We must always accept the challenges. Zamalek has managed to close the gap and this could motivate us or put more pressure on our players.
“The good thing is that winning our postponed matches would put us at the top. If we were to win the league title, this season would be a historic season for Ahly.”