Quotes: 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 mylayers 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.


Khaleej Times

  MENA News Headlines
 Nov 29 2015 - Middle East ready for increase in air passenger trafficMENAFN
(MENAFN) The UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan are ready to accomplish a strong 4.9 percent growth in air passenger traffic.The gulf nations will all enjoy strong increase of 5.6 percent, ...

 Nov 29 2015 - MSM Index Drops 127 Points Last WeekQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Muscat Security Market (MSM) index closed at 5668 points, down by 127 points, constituting 2.2%, down for the fourth consecutive week. The sectoral indices declined, ...

 Nov 29 2015 - German State Aims for 4 Billion-Euro Exports to Saudi Arabia by 2020Qatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) The German State of Baden-Wurttemberg will strive to attain over 4 billion euros exports to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by 2020, a goal that will double the current ...

 Nov 29 2015 - UAE, Jordan Sign MoU to Enhance Joint Efforts in SMEs and InnovationQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) The UAE Ministry of Economy and the Jordanian Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supplies, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to increase cooperation between the two ...

 Nov 29 2015 - Militias Fighting Kills 19 in SomaliaQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) At least 19 people were killed Saturday in fighting between rival militias in central Somalia, officials and residents said. The fatalities in the town of Galkayo ...

 Nov 29 2015 - Clashes Erupted between Police and Migrants on Greece-Macedonia BorderQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Clashes between riot police and migrants angry at being prevented from entering Macedonia from Greece have left up to 40 people injured. Macedonian soldiers raised a new ...

 Nov 29 2015 - Palestinian Shot Dead after Alleged Stabbing AttackQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) A Palestinian was shot dead early Sunday by Israeli soldiers at the entrance of the old city of Jerusalem after allegedly stabbing and injuring an Israeli police . The ...

 Nov 29 2015 - Jordan's Border Guards Receive 51 Syrian RefugeesQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) A total of 51 Syrian refugees from various age groups, entered into the Kingdom of Jordan through various crossing points during the last 72 hours. The Jordanian border ...

 Nov 29 2015 - Qatar- Economy Ministry Recalls 2011-2014 Models of Several Car BrandsQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) The Ministry of Economy and Commerce has announced the recall of 2011-2014 models of Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Charger, Challenger 300c and Grand Cherokee, due to a ...

 Nov 29 2015 - Qatargas Shipping Department Wins Prestigious British Safety Council AwardsQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) For the second consecutive year, Qatargas' Shipping Department has won two prestigious awards from the British Safety Council for its commitment to achieving excellent ...




Internatinal Property Show


Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices


Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks

Saudi Arabia 

Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor


Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters

© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help