Tuesday Apr 21, 2020. 13:00
Al Ahly manager Rene Weiler says his current Al Ahly team would be “hard to beat” if they played in Germany’s Bundesliga.
The Swiss tactician has been in charge of the Cairo giants since August 2019 and has enjoyed a superb run of form, with the Red Devils sitting pretty at the top of the Egyptian Premier League and safely through to the semifinals of the CAF Champions League.
When asked to compare the standard of his team to that in the German top flight, Weiler believes they would finish somewhere in mid-table.
“We might come in eighth or 12th. But, to be honest, I don’t know. What I’m sure of is that we are hard to beat for any opponent,” the 46-year-old told Kicker, as quoted by Ahram Online.
“The players are at an athletic top level, they can play football and they do it really well.
“In terms of their mentality, they prefer to play offensively rather than defensively, but they have made significant progress over the past few months.”
Weiler added: “I’m very grateful and happy to have this experience. I’m enjoying experiencing a different approach in the country and with the people.
“And it’s fascinating to get to know a different continent, a different way of life, and football here,” said the former Anderlecht coach.