The final return of the African Champions League, scheduled for Sunday evening (8:00 p.m.) at the Mohammed V sports complex in Casablanca will be totally different from that lost (2-1) in the first leg, said the coach of Wydad de Casablanca (WAC), Sven Vandenbroeck.
“The circumstances of this meeting are different compared to the first leg. We will evolve in front of our public. Al Ahly is, of course, a great team, but we must control the game and try to destabilize them in order to prevent them from developing their game, “said the Belgian coach, Saturday in Casablanca, during the press conference before -match.
“It’s a very important game. For Wydad, playing in the Champions League final is an honor. It is the most prestigious trophy in Africa”, he highlighted, saying that “the score of 2-1 gives us hope”.
According to the WAC coach, “The Champions League is the dream of any coach. We will do everything to win the title”.
“We prepared well for this final in a very calm and serene setting at the Mohammed VI Football Complex in Salé. The concentration has been great,” he said.
“We have to win this game. We are cornered to victory, but we will play this final without any pressure,” he added, noting that the pressure will be on the Egyptian side, because Al Ahly, victorious 2-1, will have everything to lose in the event of a defeat.
“Al Ahly is afraid of losing,” he continued, noting that the players have a desire to win, have great mental strength and are determined to win all possible cups.
“The game will be played on small details. All teams have weaknesses. The team that will prevail is the one that will make fewer mistakes, “he analyzed, noting that despite the absence of some players, such as Abdelilah El Haimoud or Zouhair El Moutarajji, the players present will be ready at 200 pc and can’t wait to win the trophy.
For his part, the captain of the Red and Whites, Yahya Jabrane, acknowledged the difficulty of this match, while saluting his teammates’ rage to win.
“The match will be very difficult. We forgot the first leg final. We have prepared well for this return leg. I hope the players will be focused tomorrow and show the necessary grinta to win,” he said.
After thanking the Royal Moroccan Football Federation for allowing the WAC to train at the Mohammed VI Football Complex, a place, according to him, “ideal for training and concentrating at best”, he did not hide his pride in playing the second straight Champions League final in his career.
“We want to write history. Playing two finals in a row is an opportunity that does not happen every day. We can’t wait to win,” he added.