• Hussein El Shahat played for Al Ain at the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup UAE ™
  • The Egyptian had shown himself very to his advantage
  • Finalist with Al Ain, he hopes to go even further with Al Ahly

Egypt striker Hussein El Shahat is unlikely to forget his run with Al Ain in the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 ™. The host nation’s representative had taken out River Plate after a thrilling semi-final, before losing to Real Madrid in the deciding match.

El Shahat is preparing to reconnect with the most prestigious of club competitions, following the coronation of Al Ahly in the CAF Champions League. “The Club World Cup is a great competition”, he rejoices at the microphone of FIFA.com. “I had the chance to play in a final with Al Ain. It was an indescribable experience. I will never forget it. I hope to have the opportunity to relive the same emotions this year with Al Ahly and, maybe be, to lift the trophy. “

Hussein El Shahat celebrates with Al Ain players

Difficult mission

With his experience in this tournament, El Shahat knows what to expect in Qatar. “As champions of Africa, we will have to face champions from other continents. Who would not dream of participating in such a competition? All the teams are very strong and the players will all be keen to show what they are doing. are capable. We have a good team. We are on the same page and we want to achieve something special here. “

For their entry into the running, the Red Devils have a meeting with Al Duhail. “Al Duhail are a quality team, with some formidable players in their squad. We have a lot of respect for this opponent and I’m sure the converse is true,” said El Shahat. “The Qataris will play at home, ahead of their team. Supporters. We all know their players, their strengths and weaknesses. We and our coaches know what to expect. “

A dream poster

Like so many other players in Qatar, El Shahat hopes to cross paths with Bayern Munich. “We take the matches one after the other. We have to focus on this first meeting. Bayern are an exceptional team, made up of a myriad of stars. I would love to meet Thomas Müller because I really appreciate his gameplay style.”

Whatever happens, Al haly can count on his unwavering supporters: “They are fantastic. I could talk about them all day long and that would be the least of things because they are always there to cheer us on. I hope that they will have the opportunity to make the trip. It would be an additional source of motivation for us. We have supporters all over the Arab world, not just in Egypt. If they have the opportunity, I’m sure they will fill the stadium. It would be fantastic if they could be there to support us and help us to surpass ourselves, “he concludes.

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