Monday Apr 15, 2019. 12:00
Al Ahly manager Martin Lasarte says he is proud of the team despite their exit from the CAF Champions League this past weekend, and he has no intention of resigning his post.
The Egyptian heavyweights defeated South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns 1-0 in Alexandria in the return leg of their quarterfinal tie, but lost 5-1 on aggregate after suffering a thrashing in the first leg in Tshwane.
“We did everything we could to change the situation. On Friday, we watched the Barcelona vs PSG game in order to motivate the players,” Lasarte said in his post-match press conference.
“We wanted to score early, and we nearly did through Azaro and Amr El-Sulya. I am proud of Al Ahly players despite the result. That’s football.
“I am pleased with my player’s performances and will continue to work to improve the overall performance and win trophies with the Reds.
“I don’t think about resigning from my post. I have only joined Al Ahly three months ago. We had a lot of injuries and we were 12 points behind Zamalek.
“We are currently top of the league table and don’t have many injuries, but if the club wants me to leave I will respect their decision.
“But for me, I will never think about leaving after losing a game. I have a lot of goals that I want to achieve with Al Ahly,” he added