The stage of Marcelo Gallardo in it Al Ittihad of Saudi Arabia and in his first statements as coach of the team he hinted that, beyond the challenge, his intention is to make the club grow.
In an interview that was published on the social networks of the Arab institution, the Doll made it clear that he will work in the same way he did in River and even asked the fans for patience.
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“I am very excited and excited about this great challenge, in a very different culture, in a very different field. For me, This is not just a sporting challenge, but growth. What motivated me a lot to make the decision was to get into a development structure, get involved and discover something new,” said Gallardo.
In addition, he praised the quality of the players on the team, including figures such as Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante: “I come to a team that has just been a champion, that has quality players and that means that we are in search of great achievements. The base is there and that is very important. We hope to continue building and improving quite quickly.”
Finally, he asked the fans to trust the project: “It is important that fans know that building takes time and space.. Their help will be key for the player to feel like he can perform at his best. It’s a constant back and forth.”
What is the present of Al-Ittihad, Marcelo Gallardo’s team?
At the local level, Al-Ittihad is competing in the local tournament in which it has played 13 games. In the table they are fifth with 24 points as a result of seven wins, three draws and three losses.
At the same time, it is playing in the Asian Champions League in which it is part of group C along with Sepahan FC, OKMK Olmaliq and Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya and is the leader with nine points with two days remaining.