• Asian Cup
  • 12 January 2019

The Green Falcons: We Dedicate the Qualification to the Saudi Fans and .. we have Implemented Pizzi's Approach

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The National Team's attacker, Fahad Al-Muwallad, has dedicated the precious win over the Lebanese national team with two goals without reply in the second round of the 2019 Asian Cup to the Saudi fans, expressing his happiness that he scored his second goal in the championship, and stressing that the Green Falcons rely on playing as a single block.

"We congratulate the Saudi nation for this precious victory. We have picked the first fruits of hard work by qualifying for the second round. We came here with a goal and a mission to compete for the title, and we always seek to continue work and achieve positive results," he added.

He added: "We play our match as single block. No matter who scores, but the most important thing is to win one match after another, and therefore we have witnessed a diversity in the positions of the scorers, and even the goal-markers."

In a related context, the National Team's player Abdullah Ateef stressed the importance of his, and his teammates', implementation of the approach of the Chilean Coach, Juan Antonio Pizzi.

"We have achieved this important win thanks to team play and implementation of the Coach's approach that he imposed in training. We always seek to achieve levels of a high technical nature keeping with the prestige of the dearest slogan," he continued.

He added: "After securing the qualification, we certainly hope to reach Round 16 match maintaining first place, and we hope to achieve the desired results."

In a related content, the Saudi team's midfielder, Yahia Al-Shehri congratulated the Saudi football fans on the Green Falcons' qualification for Round 16 of the 2019 Asian Cup currently being held in the United Arab Emirates.

"Thank God for victory, and I congratulate the Saudi people and the technical and administrative teams. We take things step by step," Al-Shehri said in a release after the match.

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