Captain Moataz Abdullah, the coach of the first football team at Al-Bataeh club, confirmed that the Al-Nasr match was played differently from previous matches, considering that the situation for his team has become difficult at the present time.
He said during the introductory press conference: Al-Bataeh was ahead of the opposing team, Dibba, and now we are behind by a goal difference.
He added, “We must play the Al-Nassr match in a strong way, and prove our presence and our worth to remain within the clubs of the UAE Professional League.”
And Moataz Abdullah admitted that the situation now is not in their hands, but rather in the hands of the competing team, Dibba, revealing that the last round of the league will be determined with certainty from the relegated team, and who will remain in the league for another season, and he continued, saying: The next round will reveal some features of the team that will bid farewell to the competition. With Al Dhafra team.
Moataz Abdullah said that he is the most fortunate coach with the downtime, because it gave him the opportunity to get the players out of the circle of defeats that they were subjected to during the last period, and get close to them and deal with them in the way they need to achieve what is required, and he continued: The downtime was important to me and made me prepare the team in all respects. for the decisive victory match.
Al-Bataeh coach confirmed that he has good raw materials in the team, who can take responsibility and get the team out of this impasse, similar to Khamis Ismail, Haboush, Artur and Joao Pedro.
I worked on changing some mental matters for the players, and it was very difficult to work on the physical aspects, raise fitness, and some other things, but the important thing remains the work and mental toughness during the match.
For his part, the Portuguese Joao Pedro, the midfielder of the Al-Bataeh team, said that they have reached a very advanced stage of focusing on the victory match, and that they know where they want to go.
He added, during the introductory press conference: We only think about winning and nothing else, and our position in the competition cannot bear another result, and he continued: We have trained intensively since the arrival of Captain Moataz during the previous short period.
Pedro said that he feels that the team has the necessary energy and confidence to face the next match against Al-Nassr, and stressed that they and we are determined to win the match and get the three points.
Pedro concluded by saying: We are going to the stadium to fight and to win.