Saudi Olympic team coach Saad Al-Shehri revealed that he is realistic about tendencies and bigotry and emphasizes that he wants to work in clubs after the 2024 Olympics in Paris after the end of his contract.
Al-Shehri won the U-23 Asian Cup with the Olympic team in Uzbekistan earlier this week after beating the host by two goals without a response.
The Saudi coach said in an interview with the In the Goal program on Tuesday in response to his dealings with public fanaticism, especially since he was a former player in Al-Nasr: It is difficult to please everyone, we work for the importance of the system we have no other goals and interests.
He added: “Intolerance has become a reality. As a coach you have to deal with the situation so that it becomes ineffective. Our goal is to put all our capabilities into the system.”
Saad Al-Shehri pointed out that he did not refuse to lead the first team in the latest edition of the Arab Cup, insisted that he was not offered this, and indicated that he wanted to work with the clubs after the season. . his contract with the Olympic, which runs until 2024.
And regarding what was reported about taking advantage of the experiences of Spaniard Sergio Bernas, who was Al-Shehri’s assistant in the past, he replied: In the football system, a coach cannot work alone, the assistant’s role is very important to me, and Ahmed Al-Ruwai’i should say because he is with me in all my achievements. As for Sergio in 2011, after getting the youth title with Al-Qadisiyah, I was contracted as an assistant coach for the youth team and Sergio was a coach. Then I was called to the Olympic team again and worked as an assistant with me, and after the Olympics I asked him to join us and he participated with us in the West Asian Championship and the qualifiers for the U-23 Asian cup.
And regarding the deployment of fullback Saud Abdul Hamid in the center of the defense center, he said: Through the statistics for the tournament we found that we need changes in the defense line and we need a player with the specifications of Saud Abdul Hamid , and we have benefited from his experience, physical continuity, readiness, speed and strength that he possesses.
Al-Shehri elaborated on the reasons why he was using a large number of players who could not compete in the upcoming Olympics qualifiers, explaining: After the Tokyo Olympics and after the signing of the extension contract, there was a clear plan to achieve a continental championship, and to work on two parts, prepare a team From 2001 for the next Olympic Games in Paris 2024, with the selection of experienced players to help the team win and put in the treasury, and all we have enough time we will work to better prepare for the coming period.
And he added: The group that participated in the U-23 Asian Cup will help the elements participating in the coming period to work towards reaching the Paris Olympics.
He continued: We have two upcoming titles, the Islamic Solidarity Championship and the West Asian Federation, and we will work on preparing and preparing the team for the qualifiers to Paris, and we will look for three players older than 23 years in different centers to participate in the Islamic Solidarity Championship.