Al Ahly captain Mohamed El-Shenawy has admitted his side were unlucky against Fluminense in the FIFA Club World Cup.
The Red Devils suffered a frustrating 2-0 defeat in the Club World Cup quarter-finals to Copa Libertadores champions Fluminense on Monday. Despite a promising first half, Al Ahly failed to capitalise on their chances and paid the price after the break with goals from Jhon Arias and John Kennedy securing the victory for Fluminense.
Speaking after the game, Mohamed El-Shenawy reflected on his side’s defeat and vowed to make amends in the third-place decider. “We missed three or four big chances today,” El-Shenawy told SSC Sports after the game. “We were very unlucky in my opinion.
“In the second half, it was back-and-fourth but the penalty was a huge turning in the game because after we conceded we kept rushing things and didn’t keep our concentration levels. I apologise to the fans because they deserved better and I can only say we were a bit unfortunate to lose but we promise to do our best in the upcoming game.”
Al Ahly will next face either Urawa Red Diamonds or European champions Manchester City in the third-place playoff on Tuesday.