Monday, April 30, 2012

Zamalek won Fassi 2 - 0

although the hard situation in Egypt, No Egyptian League No Egyptian Cup, Zamalek has won El Fasi Club with two goals, with the head of Ahmed Hassan And Ahmed Gaafar, who scored in the second time of the game which has been held in Morocco.

It was a balanced game of Zamalek, Hassan Shehata used a balanced tactics, It was not offensive but It achieved the target of the game, to win the first leg of the game, waiting the return match here in Cairo.

It was the first time since a lot to see the players doing their duties perfectly, Amr Zaki was the man of the match, he succeed to generate a lot of dangerous chances to the white club, his effort was one of the victory factors.

El Fasi Coach admired how Hassan Shehata dealt with the game " The Experience of the ex- Natiol team was the main reason of Zamalek victory " he said.

Hassan Shehata warned the players after the game of the more confidence which might cause of what happened with El Ragaa two years ago.

from his side Mamdouh Abbas decided to reward the players after the great victory with 800 Dollars for each player in the squad, waiting the return leg in Cairo, to qualify for the next level of the Competition.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sad Night For FC Barcelona

I will just say one sentence " this is the football " , no one knows how much sad I am, one of the most sad moments I've ever passed is the time from the last Saturday until today Tuesday, we were running behind a beautiful dream after getting more close to la liga leader " Real Madrid " , It was the game for making It only 1 point, but our minds were out of the game.

as usual FC Barcelona was going to the pitch to just show all the meaning of football, no care for the result no care for anything, this night was not like usual, this night It appeared that we are focusing on winning and scoring, we were so hurry on winning, we didn't play our football, we didn't show our special style, we will not blame the luck even if we faced the most bad luck ever the last time but still there are some factors else.

we didn't promote our lines with the needed players this season,at the season's start we got 2 injuries " Pique & Puyol " , we were playing with " Mascherano & Busquets " instead, It was so clear that we have problems in our back, we lost a lot of easy games because of the defense suffer, then we lost Abidal for the first time, It was like a warn, even after we abandoned Maxwell, and we have no Back-Left, Adriano is not a back-left he prefers to play in the middle. but Abidal went back again It was a great return, but few time has passed then we got the second shock when they declared that Abidal will leave again for a dangerous surgery again, we began to suffer again.

the header-striker, after we left Eto to leave 2 years ago, we didn't find anyone to play as a striker, just David villa who played with the same style of FC Barcelona but he still a striker who is able to take the advantage of a half chance to score a goal, but we lost him at the last January in the world cup for clubs.

Let's admit that Guardiola's situation of renewing the contract was a factor, even until now I don't know if he will continue or will leave, I think the same feeling is inside the players, plus he insisted to not find new solutions for the defensive tactics of the clubs who studied our style and tried to stop the danger of our players, what happened tonight reminded me with what happened when we played with InterMilan.

in my opinion the following points is the solution to get back in the game again like we did after losing the title against InterMilan

  • Guardiola's contact renew.
  • bringing new players in the needed positions, we need ( defender & back-left &striker )
  • concentrating on the next season and forgetting this season totally just learning what we have been mistaken in.

at the end I wanna say that whatever happened FC Barca will be the best for me ever and I will support all the players as usual, and I appreciate everything they did to bring the titles and trophies to make us happy, I recommend to watch this video, It's awesome video.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

the efficiency of David Villa

the efficiency of David Villa, It's the title of my article, let's admit that we lost the game, even if we didn't lose the ball for more than 75% of the game time but officially we lost the game, the game in my opinion was a copy of what Morinhio did when he was coaching Chelsea 2009 and when he was coaching Inter Milan, the same way of the defensive tactics.

It appeared clearly that Chelsea did nothing all the game except the goal, It was the most teased moment I've ever ever seen in my life, passing passing missing the chance after the chance, then suddenly, Drogba did it, Di Mattio was playing with all of his squad in their half of the pitch, closing the distances, even they didn't come close to Barca players, they were waiting them.

Let's talk about the negative sides today in the game and why we lost and why we were not positive on the target.

1- Luck : I will not talk a lot about luck It was so clear when Alexis put the ball in the goal bar at the first 10 minutes, so no need to talk a lot about FC Barcelona's luck.

2- even if we dominated the game and we kept the ball for more than 75% but u feel that the players were not in their normal mood, Iniesta and Xavi were totally out, Fabregas also was bad.

3- Guardiola was too late in changing Fabregas to put Cuenca in, also Alexis who missed more than chance to score, I think It was urgent to take him out and to send Pedro in.

4- the defensive way that they used to play the match, It was totally closed for the players to solve it while they are not concentrating already, I will not blame Di Mattew for his tactics because everyone knows his team's abilities and skills and played with the tactics that fit to his players skills.

5- the back left absence, or let's be clear, Abidal absence, It's a nightmare for guardiola after Abidal surgery to think about who will play this role.

6- the main reason in my opinion, David Villa absence or let's say the absence of the efficient striker who use the half chances to score, Chelsea today  forced us to go on the sides of the pitch and to make this crosses which was useless from the time that you have no striker, so It was always missed, WE NEED David Villa, to solve the algorithm of Chelsea Defense tactics

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ahmed Hassan Interview with FIFA World

the last February a new international appearance record has been set for men's soccer by the Egyptian Soccer player Ahmed Hassan Zamalek and Egypt national team midfielder with 179 participation with the Egyptian National Team, FIFA  World was on time to meet the Egyptian eagle as he's named in Egypt to talk about a lot of issues, his current career with Zamalek, about the Port-said Massacre which happened the 1st of the last February, also about the consequences of The Port-said tragedy and Its effect on the future of the Egyptian soccer.

FIFA World: Ahmed, Congratulation for achieving the new record, Describe how you were maintaining your form and fitness from the time of your start until becoming the world's most-capped player?
Ahmed Hassan: at the beginning I just want to say that I feel so much prideful of achieving this record, It's not only personal for me but It's for everyone in my country " Egypt ", It's a honor for an Egyptian  to to be titled as the world's most-capped player, It was not simple for me to reach it, I did a lot of effort standing for a lot of struggles, honestly I didn't think about winning all my caps when I began my soccer career, It was just a simple dream to be a good footballer and to represent my country, my first time to join the Egyptian national team when I was 19, from that moment I was always doing the best of me to be called always for the national team and to be a useful choice for every coach trained Egypt, the last 3 years I was focusing more and more with the national team, people took my attention that It could happen that I would be the most-capped player in the world, so I set it as one of the most important targets for me, and even if I faced a block to stop me of achieving my target when I got a serious knee injury in 2010, however I worked so hard on the recovery program to be ready as fast as I can to run again on the pitch and to break the record.

FIFA World: Let's talk about your history with the Egyptian National team, you met the success and the failure with Egypt, by winning 3 consecutive CAF Africa Cup of Nations in row 2006, 2008, then 2010, but after the failure in qualifying for the 2012 edition the Zambia obtained the title, what's your opinion about the future of the Egyptian team?
 Ahmed Hassan: as a lucky generation we enjoyed being players at one of the perfect eras in the Egyptian soccer, but It's one of this life concepts that you'll not be the best always and you will face some hard times when your curve goes down, we have learnt a hard lesson after underestimating our rivals, It was one of the hardest lessons that we've ever learnt, plus the upcoming days will be so hard and tough for anyone will be in charge of the squad and he should give a lot of effort even afterthe decision of canceling the league due to the bad atmosphere that we live in Egypt, I say It will not be simple mission to be done.

FIFA World: It was a great speech for you when you spoke about the bad situation in Egypt in the night that you have been titled as the world's most-capped player, and the different feelings mixed inside you of breaking the record after PortSaid Stadium Massacre, what was the effect of this tragedy on you?
Ahmed Hassan: It was not me only who affected by this tragedy but all the Egyptian Soccer community and all the Egyptian people, the depression came when we all saw that the source of our happiness became a nightmare, but let's admit that what happened affected with a lot of factorslike the fanaticism, also the media was one of the most important factors by their teasing statements and instead of calming them down, It's a great chance to send my condolences for all the martys families wishing that I will be the last sadness moment that we will see in our community, and the football returns to Its basic role as a happiness and entertainment source for the people.


FIFA World: regarding to your career experience as a player who played in 3 countries Egypt, Turkey, then Belgium then returning to Egypt, how you see the difference between the culture of the fans of every country ?
Ahmed Hassan: now in Egypt all the great clubs like Ahly, Zamalek, Ismaily, Ittehad and El Masry have their own groups of "Ultras", in my opinion It will be great if they focused only on supporting their teams ethically, but once they cross their limits and use the violence they will be unacceptable and It will be easy to be driven into a new disaster, It's well-known around the world that Ultras groups support their teams with their organized cheering. 

To Be Continue
FIFA World: a lot of players announced that they will retire from the game and their soccer career has ended up regarding to what happened in Port-Said events, what's your opinion about their decisions and how much time It will take from the Egyptian Soccer to be repaired of this tragedy affects?
Ahmed Hassan: I can say that the issue is not only related to the Soccer, no It's something related to all of Egypt and the Egyptian, Egypt now is suffering from ethics absence, suffering from the security absence as well, all of this causing a lot of problems in the Egyptians life, I think It needs sometime to recover, there's no doubt that the Egyptian Soccer will bounce back but all Egypt should to make it out of this dark tunnel. Stability will never come back until everyone in Egypt know his duties and his rights and to know his role and to respect the role of the others.

Ahmed Hassan Statement: I will retire just in one case when I feel that I am not able to do more or I don't want to play soccer anymore, if I reached that point , so I will target new goals for the upcoming days after leaving football.

FIFA World: Do you consent alongside the commonly presented belief in Egypt which previous many years political unrest provided to the ailing fortunes of Egyptian soccer?
Ahmed Hassan: It has already surely been a factor, however it’s not the principal factor. Had been every one of the component of this nation as well as anything which keeps going has an effect on you, so organically the focus levels drop as well as you are not able to stay focused whenever these chaos is in progress at home. Ahead of there s the simple fact which you couldn’t play for a really long time alongside the league being suspended for virtually 4 months. However, once more, I don’t believe that has been the only real factor. You furthermore had gotten over-confident as well as simply thought it had been going to generally be effortless to be eligible for the Africa Cup of States. By the time you d realised the error, following the 1st 2 matches against Sierra Leone as well as Niger, it had been already too belated.

FIFA World: You’re a huge idol in Egypt - have you ever considered acquiring taking part in politics?
Ahmed Hassan: Little, I don’t desire to get taking part in politics. I’m simply a footballer as well as I’d love to stick to this. I’ve really been asked to stand because a prospect for the parliamentary elections however I refused point blank. I’ve been called from a very few individuals searching for my own endorsement however I refused to get involved due to the fact I don’t desire to take just about any political edges as well as I don’t desire to manipulate individuals s options in every way. I believe individuals must select whom they vote for based in the applicants own work not due to the fact a famous celebrity told them whom to vote for.

FIFA World: Egypt are really today coached by Bob Bradley, whose USA team eliminated Egypt from the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2009. What exactly is the impression of him thus far? Is his design different from some kind of Egyptian coach?
Ahmed Hassan: I don’t believe in classifying coaches or perhaps anyone else for which thing based upon in which they come from. Whether he is actually Egyptian or perhaps some kind of American, I think every coach would like his team to do perfectly for his very own sake, because it s his distinction which is in the line.  Bradley is a great coach as well as he has already a vision. It is actually very tough job to take in the Egyptian nationwide team at this time as well as I sympathise alongside him, however he has become checking out brand-new players as well as brand-new tips, and that is a good thing for the team as well as for the long run of Egyptian soccer.

FIFA World: Exactly what are really Egypt’s possibilities of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil?
Ahmed Hassan: It’s going to generally be tough. Within the active circumstances, it’s difficult for players to remain in profile as well as come across chances to practise as well as play significant games however it continues to be possible, because long because you don’t repeat the blunders from the 2012 Africa Cup of States qualifiers. You need to treat every game really really, from the 1st match upon, as well as did not underestimate just about any opponent.

FIFA World: You're among the very few players to have crossed the separate between Egyptian leaders Al-Ahly as well as Zamalek. Are you able to tell you exactly what that has been like?
Ahmed Hassan: I dealt alongside the thing expertly. This might be my own job as well as those are really the greatest 2 clubs in Egypt, if not Africa, so it was some kind of honour to experience for both. I’ve did not had just about any problems alongside Al-Ahly fans, so actually soon after my own move to Zamalek I had been amazingly did not booed or perhaps managed alongside hostility by Al-Ahly’s fans, that really earned it effortless as well as demonstrated the respectful commitment I have alongside every one of the Egyptian fans.

FIFA World: You're furthermore among the very few Egyptians who possess liked an effective knowledgeable job in Europe. Precisely why do you think that some other players have faced problems playing in Europe? What exactly is the key recipe for some kind of Egyptian to have achievements in Europe?
Ahmed Hassan: Egyptian players sadly have never but understood the intending of knowledgeable soccer as well as it is a job not simply a game or perhaps a pastime. The attitude of Egyptian or perhaps Arab players in general is truly different, they nevertheless think of soccer because a pastime, dissimilar European players, whom reside as well as inhale soccer as well as change their entire existence to adjust to their jobs because knowledgeable players. When Egyptian players go which amount of professionalism, they will be successful for certain, due to the fact you have various great skills, however which upon its very own is not sufficient. Frame of mind is furthermore a very important component of the player’s job.

FIFA World: You have remained lengthier in Europe. Exactly what earned you choose to return home?
Ahmed Hassan: I earned a great name for my self in Turkey as well as Belgium as well as I played for a decade in Europe, so yes, I may have remained lengthier, however I felt which I had accomplished every one of the I can there as well as it had been time for you return home to victory trophies here in Egypt as well as leave a legacy here within my home nation. I furthermore had individual reasons: I desired to increase my own kids in their homeland amidst the very own customs as well as traditions.

FIFA World: As well as today the unavoidable query - whenever do you intend to hang up the shoes?
Ahmed Hassan: There comes a time whenever I must move off the pitch, naturally, it’s a reality of existence. However I haven’t decided whenever but. I’ll retire just whenever I feel which I are not able to or perhaps do not desire to play soccer any longer. At which point, I’ll poised a couple brand-new objectives for my self, many most likely in training as well as athletics news.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Zamalek Qualified by losing 2-1

Ahmed Hassan " Zamalek midfielder " assured that his team has done the best in the game with ivoirian africa sport to pass to the next stage of the african champions league, because we had no choice.

Ahmed Hassan statements came after Zamalek qualification to the next level, when Zamalek won at cairo in the first leg of the game 1 - 0 scored by Razzak, and lost in the return-leg 2 - 1.
Hassan said to El Nahar Sportiv Channel " if we left the champions league, our season would ended for us completely, and that's what we were not able to bear ".

" the game atmosphere was not good at all, the humidity, the bad pitch and the referee's mistakes plus being away of the games because of the stopping of all the sports activity in Egypt, but we got over all this things " Hassan Continued.

" The Team has played good, and being qualified was the most important thing for us regarding the offensive plan that we followed from the beginning of the game " Ahmed Hassan Said. 
Amr Zaki " Zamalek striker " was the hero of the game who scored the goal early from a penalty kick.

Samuel Pelin has scored for africa sport at 57, then Ole Cofe at 68, Zamalek players objected on the first goal because they said that the ivoirian player made a mistake with Abdel-wahed El sayed " Zamalek Goal-keeper ", and the second goal because they said that Mahmoud Fathallah moved the ball away before passing the goal line.

Zamalek began the game and It was so obvious that they are suffering of Shikabala absence , because he is the team brain and he's the responsible for moving the team of the defensive mood to offensive.

at the beginning the Ivoirian was about to score at the first minute but the last line was awake and they succeed in stopping the danger of the ball, Zamalek was trying to take the lead sometimes within the game, Amr Zaki was so active and his movements was so effective.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

FC Barcelona 3 - 1 AC Milan

It was a great feeling when I heard referee Whistle to declare that FC Barcelona has won one of the hardest games in this season, as I said yesterday in the previous post that this game will be so hard, and I explained my fears about Allegri tactics, I think that I was right in most of what I said, because It was so clear that AC-Milan manager was aiming to not win the first leg in Milan nor winning, hoping that he will score a goal, then turning the game to his side by closing all the spaces and to make it annoying for Barca players to pass the ball as they are doing.
yesterday I said the 11 players that Guardiola will use in this game, I was right in 10, the only one was that I said that he will give Alexis the chance to begin or Pedro, but he didn't use both of them, and Cesc was Guardiola choice.

the game began so normal at the first 10 minutes, an Obsession for the ball as usual from FC Barcelona players, passing the ball easily moving here and there, with some aggressive from AC Milan players side, Barca was so close from the first minute to score the first goal which came a a little bit late after 2 missed chances of Messi who was the man of the match.
after 20 minutes of the missed chances, Messi won a penalty kick when Nesta Hampered his leg, and Messi was on the time to score his first Goal in the game, he put the ball on Abbiati right side, after the goal Milan stressed FC Barcelona and began to be more active, and they gained the results soon after a throw pass from Ibrahimovic to Nocerino who was face to face with Valdes and scored on the right side of Victor valdes.

the domination of FC Barcelona returned, the active-messi was causing a a lot of troubles for Milan's defenders, and he was like a headache for Allegri who tried to stop him but It was all in vain, because one of Guardiola's philosophies is to not depend on one player, the team worked perfectly, Xavi, Iniesta, Busquets and Cesc were dominating the battle area tightly.
again Messi was on his second time to score the second goal also this time from a penalty kick too, when Nesta pulled Busquets t-shirt, this time It was different because messi put it on the opposite side, declaring that Barca is in advance with 2 goals.

the first time finished and I was expecting that Allegri will use the changes to activate his middle, but the second half began with the same tactics and the same players, and Barca players dominated the ball again and they were so positive on the target, this time Iniesta was on the time to score the third goal, when he found the ball between his legs ready to settle in Abbiate's net.

Guardiola was so wise in handling the game, he made his 3 changes, when he took Xavi out and he replaced him with the active-Thiago then Sedo Kieta with Cesc then Adriano with Pique who was a little bit tired, while Allegri changes was not enough good to get Milan back to the game.

Let's say congratulation for our team, and tell him that It was the beginning, the upcoming is more hard, and to tell them to not believe in the others talk that the team who will success in passing this clash will be in the final is not true, still there Chelsea, and you all know that they want to take their revenge of the last game in champions league 2009 when Iniesta scored his goal and he sent them away of the tournament.

Highlight of the Game : when Messi was ready to score the first goal, Milan players were so depressed and It was so obvious on Ibrahimovic face, I could feel his feelings that It's useless to continue, we will lose anyway hahahaha

Monday, April 2, 2012

Guardiola will solve AC Milan algorithm?

FC Barcelona
I'm writing this post after suffering 2 hours in the bed trying to sleep but in vain, when I close my eyes I just see FC Barcelona giants repeating after the great Cataloni anthem, wearing their amazing awesome kits, ready for the most hard clash in all the 8 teams, It's a great feeling I have every time I watch a game for my favorite team ever, when they begin their awesome show practicing their own philosophy everyone playing the role that he has been asked for from Guardiola.

but what makes me can't sleep is not only feeling enthusiastic about the upcoming game, but It's a fear of the competitor, your enemy is not APOEL like our friends, no they are also giants, you are talking about AC Milan " Rosso-Neri " as they are calling this ancient team in Italy.

Let's admit that the game will be so hard and closed, because of their strategy in the first leg of the clash, AC Milan was playing on josseppe Miazza between the supporters of The Italy giant just to not lose and to not win, which shows what Massimiliano Allegri is planning to do, in my point of view that Allegri played the first match just keep his chances on, because if he played the last match with an offensive tactics It would be the first-final round.

he knows so well what is the reaction of Guardiola's sons when they see the spaces and when they feel that they are pressured, and he knows that they punish so fast, so he said that if I kept It as 0 - 0 , and wait to prepare myself in Camp Nou game, I would be the most lucky person if I scored 1 Goal then I closed all the ports and spaces in the Gameto not let FC Barcelona use their advantage in passing the ball and dominate the battle area ( The middle ).

I see that It would be a good strategy but It needs a lot of effort to be done, you're not playing a derby with Juve or Inter , you're playing with the most creative team in the world, on their own home between their fans who will never accept anything but the victory.

let's say when the expected Massimiliano Allegri's plan will success, I think when Alexis will not be fit like the previous game, Let's say that Sanchez was not concentrated in the game as we used to see the Chilian boy, he needs more focus, and he will be fit and ready I bet now that he would be a factor of Barca victory, and It will also depends on the players how calm they are, if they are prepared or not, I still remember Inter scenario, we dominated the game but in vain, they scored and won while we were the highest in having the ball within the most of the time.

plus It appears so clear that we don't have the ready-alternative for Abidal, we suffered the last game because of his absence and we will, while adriano is away too, I think the next days Guardiola will ask for ( A Striker and the rumors already spreaded that he wants Hulk ) and ( Defence someone will take Puyol place who is about to finish his career and It appears clearly that he begin to be more slow, so Pique needs someone beside him ) and ( Back-Left who will take Abidal place unfortunately ) .

Guardiola will begin with the same tactics that he's using always, to dominate the battle area in the middle and to pass the ball so easy as usual, but the differnce with be in the 11 players who will begin, I think that tomorrow he will begin with Valdes, Pique, Puyol, Mascherano, Dani alves, Sergio, Xavi, Iniesta, Cuenca, Alexis ( pedro ), and Leo Messi.

I think that the game will be opened if one of the two teams scored in the 1st 20 minutes, but if the first half ended without any score I think that Milan will close the game as they are doing always, and maybe we will see extra time, you know what I wish if they " Milan " scored first, so IT will be like a push for FC Barcelona players to solve AC MIlan's defence algorithm, and I think It will be so easy this time.

anyway still the problem is on, that I can't sleep, PLEASE I think that I need any help or any advice to help me sleeping and stop thinking in the Game tomorrow. Good Luck my best team ever and I hope to watch the most beautiful match I've ever seen, I need you guys to remind me with the last year clash vs Arsenal.