The press conference for the match between Al-Bataeh and Al-Jazira

Croatian coach Goran Tomic revealed that the team is living in good technical condition, stressing at the same time that they know the difficulty of the match against Al Jazira team, and added in his remarks during the introductory press conference for the match:

The team is in good shape and we prepared for this game knowing it won’t be easy, but morale is high and our goal is to keep the three points.

He continued:

We’re in a very tough game against Al Jazira and we’ve taken advantage of the break in the last two weeks to focus on some tactical things.

He continued:

We are going to this game with a positive focus, we respect Al Jazira team and we know that they have skilled players.

Goran promised to do their best to win and retain the three points, while admitting the difficulty of the match and saying it would not be like other matches.

He continued:

We will face Al Jazira with great confidence and team spirit, and we took advantage of the break and played a preparatory match from which we came out with positive results.

For his part, playmaker Paulo Enrique said that the match will not be easy, but the morale is high and their goal is to keep the three points.

He added during the introductory press conference:

On a personal level I think the break was positive for me, I was able to recover from the injury as well as positive on a collective and tactical level and the coach had enough time to prepare for this game.


AlBataeh wins three precious points against Ittihad Kalba

AlBataeh won three precious points after defeating Ittihad Kalba 2/1, during the match that took place between the two teams at Kalba Stadium, for the 15th round of the ADNOC Pro League, to raise Al-Bataeh’s score to 19 points and advance towards seventh place.

Kalba advanced with the first goal in the 37th minute, but their joy did not last long, so that Cameroonian striker Anatole Abang could modify the result for AlBataeh in the 45th minute, when he treated the reverse of Mohamed Juma Pele with a header with which all attempts of Ittihad Kalba goalkeeper failed.

In the 63rd minute, the brilliant Anatole was able to add the second goal for Al-Bataeh, with a great individual effort by passing from two defenders, before putting the ball in the goal with ease.

Kalba tried to amend the result, and made more than one chance, but the defense and behind them goalkeeper Darwish Mohammed were on the lookout for them, to end the match with the victory of Anatol’s comrades.

Croatian coach Goran Tomic said in the evaluation press conference after the match:

I am very happy with the performance and result of the team, and a different spirit after the Al-Wahda match, after which we made many decisions, and this is the real spirit of the team, which we did not have against Al-Wahda team, and I think that the result is deserved, and the performance of the players seemed serious from the beginning of the match until the end