Al-Rayyan- With confidence, determination and a lot of realism, Jordan national team players spoke to Al Jazeera Net about their historic qualification to the semi-finals of the Asian Cup, and their ability to advance to the next continental championship held in Qatar. Emphasized on. Saturday.
At the “Ahmad Bin Ali” World Cup Stadium in Al-Rayyan City, Qatar, the “Al-Nashama” team achieved a historic achievement by defeating the Tajikistan team with a clean goal and reaching the semi-finals. Next Tuesday it will meet the South Korean team after defeating the Australian team 2-1.
The “Nshama” players spoke to Al Jazeera Net after their historic qualification and stressed that they have increased ambitions to achieve more in this tournament.
It starts with the team's coach, Moroccan Hussein Amouta – who is considered the password of this achievement – and who said, “For the first time, we are in the semi-finals, and we have to use all the abilities we have to go further in the tournament, And we will prepare for the next match regardless of the identity of the opponent.
As for national team star Moussa Al-Tamari, a French Montpellier player, he told Al-Jazeera Net, “Every match we win increases our confidence to reach the finals and that confidence is among us is present.” Al-Tamari said, “Whichever team we face will be a strong match, but, God willing, we will take the lead.”
As for the national team and Al-Hussein Irbid club midfielder Mahmoud Mardi, he said, “After this victory, we expected to reach the final of the tournament and be crowned champions,” but he did not hide the difficulty of the task. Emphasizing that, “After the group stage, there are no easy competitors, and the elimination rounds are based on small details.”
Jordan national team made history and entered the semi-finals of the Asian Cup
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In turn, Jordan national team defender Yazid Abu Laila – who was one of the stars of the match – expressed his joy at “breaking the knot” of reaching the semi-finals, and pointed out that “all the teams have advanced, and this role has Everyone who has arrived is a great team, so which team will we meet in the semi-finals?” We will prepare for the next stage, and we promise the fans that we will reach the finals.
The speech of top-scoring defender Abdullah Nasib – who scored the winning goal over Tajikistan – was no different from his colleagues in confidence and determination, and he said, “We are ready for any team, and as long as you keep your foot in the semi-finals “You should not be afraid of any opponent, and God willing, we will achieve positive results.”
In response to Al Jazeera Net's question whether the Jordan team was capable of winning the title, Nassib said, “Why not, as long as we have reached this level, God willing, we are capable.”
With the same spirit and confidence, Al-Nashma's defender, Salem Al-Ajalin, revealed that ambition has increased among the players and technical staff, and achieving the championship has become a stronger goal, emphasizing that “Korea or Australia are among those giants of Asia, but the Jordan national team has proven that it is also one of the great players of the continent, and whoever plays with us will hold us accountable.”
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The player, Ibrahim Saadeh, promised the Jordanian fans – who had attended all of “Nshama's” matches in large numbers – to move forward in the tournament, noting that “as players, we have more opportunities to reach the more advanced stages. “There is a huge ambition to reach. This generation of players expects all Jordanians to achieve something, and thank God we have achieved it and we will achieve even more.”
In turn, player Bara Merhi said, “We are proud of what we have presented. Our goal has become bigger. We will enter the semi-final competition with strength, determination and focus like in the previous matches, and our goal Have to reach the final.”
Player Saleh Ratib further added, “We are one of the big four teams in Asia, and we are taking one step after another. Our ambition is the title. We respect all the other teams, and we hope that we Will perform respectably in the next one.” Match and reach the final.”
Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II of Jordan watched the match with his wife Princess Rajawa on the official stage before going onto the field to congratulate and celebrate the players and technical and administrative staff after the match ended. Jordan Football Association President Prince Ali bin Hussein attended the celebrations and congratulated the players.