Manu Menezes, the former coach of Al-Nassr Saudi Arabia, revealed that he found the club in a bad situation when he took over technical responsibility, as well as details of his problem with the team’s star Hamdallah in the AFC Champions League touched. .
The Brazilian coach said in an interview with the “Into the Goal” program on Tuesday: The situation was very bad when I arrived at Al-Nasr Club, and the results are also bad, and after that we were able to qualify in the Asian Champions League, and before the start of the current season we made several adjustments, and that was not my idea because of the changes. It was exaggerated, there were some problems, this radical change does not bring good results in football, and the manner and timing of these changes was not suitable for me.
He added: “The period I spent at Al-Nasr is short. The change of players meant that I could not think as a coach, besides the participation of players in many tournaments, and there were no interventions in technical matters. “
Speaking about the problem that arose between him and Hamdallah in the AFC Champions League, Menezes explained: We had some problems in the match, and when the player is a star, he doesn’t like substitution and there is a difference between one player and the other in the way of expression, and the method of Hamdallah was strange and I spoke with him after the meeting and also in front of the players. And I think the thing that needs to be clear is that the club stops believing that a clear player can bring victory, and that Hamdallah was not mentally stable enough in a certain period, and technically not the best, but he was the the team’s top scorer, and here lies the difficulty. Be careful in the way you act.
He continued: The penalty that Hamdallah missed for Al Ittihad, I think the way Hamdallah scored should have been more serious and the player made a mistake in the decision and paid the price for this decision. We were close to a draw, but we lost.
Menezes elaborated on his relationship with Hussein Abdul-Ghani and stated: My relationship with him was very special, I saw in his speech concern about Al-Nasr Club and interest in everything on and off the pitch, sometimes the administration does not distinguish this vision that Abdul-Ghani has, and he always tried to spread the spirit of victory among the players. .