Al Masry manager Hossam Hassan said that his team could’ve drawn against Al Ahly after their 2-0 defeat against the Red Devils، King Fut news website reported.
Hassan confirmed that his side could’ve easily gotten a draw especially that Al Ahly aren’t in their best form.
“If my team was in just 50% of is normal shape we could’ve gotten a positive result against Al Ahly،” Hassan said during the Al Ahly post match press conference.
“Considering Al Ahly’s form with just 50% of our normal shape we could’ve at least gotten a draw، that’s what bothers me. Al Ahly’s shape isn’t normal.
“Our substitutions were made in consideration of the course of the game، we could’ve gotten back into the game but we played with 10 men during 25 minutes after Eslam Salah’s injury، 25 minutes against Al Ahly is a lot.
“It wasn’t our day، I want to congratulate Al Ahly،” he added.
“It is going to be a tough season، some teams have strengthened their squad thanks to the amount of money they spent during the transfer window. Those teams will compete with Al Ahly and Zamalek as well as the teams with strong tactical capabilities. I hope we’ll stay in the top four،” he concluded.