World Cup: Abel Ferreira designs ‘balanced game’ between Palmeiras and Al Ahly – Prime Time Zone


The palmeirense coach also lamented the fact that he could not play in the final of the FIFA tournament

GERO RODRIGUES / PHOTOGRAPHIC / ESTADÃO CONTENTAbel Ferreira during a Palmeiras match against RB Bragantino

The Coach Abel Ferreira held a press conference on the morning of Wednesday, 10, on the eve of the confrontation between Palm Trees e Al Ahly (Egito), valid for the dispute of the third place of the FIFA Club World Cup 2020 – the match is scheduled for 12:00 (Brasília time). Still shaken by to defeat for o Tigres (Mexico), the Portuguese coach said he would do anything for Verdão to beat the Egyptians in the city of Doha, Qatar. “I have always been taught that it is better to be ahead than behind. We will fight for third place. It was not what we wanted, but it is what we fight for ”, he said.

Abel Ferreira, on the other hand, believes that the match against Al Ahly will be balanced. “Al Ahly is the second team with the most appearances in the World Cup, since August they have not lost the game. A team that has players with a lot of technical quality. Both teams have purposeful football, they want to take control of the game. We are able to make a good show, surely the two teams want to finish in third ”, commented the palmeirense commander, who analyzed the Egypt team’s match against Bayern Munich – the Germans won by 2 to 0.

“I can say that it is a team that defends in the middle block, that with the ball likes to assume the game and control. Bayern did not make that high and aggressive pressure. Al Ahly always wanted to play from the goalkeeper. Bayern didn’t let them think. What we saw in the game was that Bayern didn’t put that pressure on, Al Ahly managed to have the ball, have some attacks, submit. Bayern have a better coach, better players, they are the best team in the world, their quality allows that. Al Ahly defended well, the forces are not the same, so they defended themselves lower. There are teams that are more likely to win, but those who have less can bet everything in one. They are two teams that are equivalent tomorrow, they tried to attack Bayern and it will be a more balanced game between the two teams tomorrow ”, he added.