Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Coach Dalic cautions job is just half done  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 08/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Al ain hold 1st leg advantage overjazira in champions league

al ain coach zlatko dalic was pleased that they had achieved what they had set out to do but cautioned that it was not over yet.

al ain gave al jazira a master class in attacking football and were two goals to the good inside the first 15 minutes. but al jazira staged a brilliant fightback to reduce the margin in the second half. but ‘the boss’ finished with a 2-1 in the first leg of the round of 16 fixture of the afc champions league at the mohammed bin zayed stadium on tuesday night.

asamoah gyan the tournament’s leading scorer raised his tally to eight by putting al ain ahead on 11 minutes. four minutes later omar abdulrahman fired a screamer which goalkeeper ali khaseif had no answer to. al jazira pulled one back through former al ain man musallem fayez who headed it home on 58 minutes.

“yesterday i said that our target was to play a good game and win. we played very well in the first half and we could have scored a few more. but we were not up to the same level in the second half and al jazira tried and matched us. also my players were tired and had lost energy. i was forced to make the three substitutions” dalic said about his side’s dip in performance in the second half.

“i told my players to keep the ball and keep passing. but al jazira attacked a lot more in the second half. the situation was better for us because we were two goals up. but we gave them too much space in the second half. i didn’t tell my players to come back and play defensively. it is not my style” he added.

dalic said that the job was half done and urged his players to fight in the second leg as well. al ain will play host to al jazira in the return leg at the hazza bin zayed stadium on may 13.

“we have got a good result but we have to be wary for the return leg. al jazira must win and score two or three goals. but my team will fight for it” he said.

despite carrying an advantage of two away goals dalic said that it was still too early to entertain thoughts of having sealed a quarterfinal berth.

“we cannot think of the next round (quarterfinals) yet. we still have a game in al ain. i don’t want my players to be complacent and think of the next round just yet. now we will forget this win and think of the return leg” said dalic.

al ain have a hectic schedule where they play four games over the next fortnight. after the first leg al ain will play their final arabian gulf league game against al wasl on friday after the fixtures were revised. they then welcome al jazira for the return leg of the asian competition next tuesday. after that al ain will play a friendly game against former english premier league champions manchester city on may 15. they round it off with the president’s cup final against al ahli on may 18.

and dalic sounded out a rallying cry to his players. “i want my team to continue this form and do a good job. i told my players ‘10 days three games. please focus and give everything’” he said.


 






  MENA News Headlines
 Aug 30 2014 - Morocco keeps flying to Ebola-hit states in 'solidarity'AFP
(MENAFN - AFP) Morocco, the last country to maintain regular scheduled flights to Ebola-hit nations after Air France halted departures, is carrying on through "solidarity", an airline official has ...

 Aug 30 2014 - Watania regulators approve selling 60.53 percent stakeMENAFN
(MENAFN) Takaful Co (Watania) said that UAE regulators had approved the sale of 60.53 percent of the firm to MB UAE Investments and an affiliate of MB, The Peninsula Qatar reported.Watania said MB ...

 Aug 30 2014 - Qatar Airways orders 80 Airbus A350 XWB jetsMENAFN
(MENAFN) Qatar Airways has ordered 80 Airbus A350 xtra widebody aircraft, which are set to be delivered before the end of this year, Khaleej Times reported.The A350 MSN005 development aircraft ...

 Aug 30 2014 - Flydubai's network covers 80 destinationsMENAFN
(MENAFN) Flydubai announced the addition of three new East African routes, bringing the total number of destinations in the carrier"s network to 80, Khaleej Times reported.With the launch of flights ...

 Aug 30 2014 - Four int'l firms bid Saudi Aramco's projectMENAFN
(MENAFN) Four companies have expressed interest in bidding for work on Aramco"s gas project in Saudi Arabia as the Kingdom encourages plans to develop challenging shale deposits, Arab News ...

 Aug 30 2014 - Noted Wellness ExpertDr. Antwala Robinson DNP FNP-BC APRNAnnounces Publication of Her Latest BookYou Rule! Take Charge of Your Health and LifeCoincides With "Childhood Obesity Month"MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) "You Rule!…" is a healthy lifestyle guide for teens and goes into depth concerning Child and Teen Obesity Issues. Presents a plan for optimum wellness and solutions for ...

 Aug 30 2014 - Skin Wellness Center Adds NeoLTS Light Therapy For Younger Looking Skin and HairMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) The Skin Wellness Center at Atlantic Plastic Surgery has recently acquired NeoLTS the newest and most sophisticated LED light therapy system.Online PR News – 28-August-2014 ...

 Aug 30 2014 - TShirt.in Brings In an Exclusive Collection of Corporate Polo T Shirts and Other T Shirts OnlineMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) We have recently introduced an exclusive range of Polo T Shirts that are suitable for casual outing as well as corporate presentation.Online PR News – 28-August-2014 – ...

 Aug 30 2014 - Punyam Management is Announcing to offer FSSC 22000 Certification Consultancy for Food Safety SystemMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Punyam has experience and expertise team to effectively implements food safety system is now offering FSSC 22000 certification consultancy for FSMS.Online PR News – ...

 Aug 30 2014 - Help for Houses Australia Unveils New-Improved And Simplified Quick House SalesMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Help for Houses Australia is a quick house sale provider offering help for those who want to buy or sell house quickly.Online PR News – 28-August-2014 – Help for Houses ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help