Al Ain Lose to Catania 3-0
Al Ain football first team lost last night 3-0 to Catania in the first friendly match played in Logan, Australia.
The first half was over 2-0 for Catania scored by Lucas Castro 5’ and 35’. The second goal came from a free kick. Rosin Alessandero 70’ scored the third goal.
Al Ain head coach assured that his team get the sought technical benefits of the first friendly in the Austria camp. He added: “we didn’t play well and we made some mistakes enabled the opponents to score and win. The Italian team plays the same was of Ittihad and this was the sought technical benefit.”
“I’m happy for what we had technically from the match and it is good to lose now better than losing later.
We want our team to be able of facing all conditions in the coming days. There are some mistakes similar to those revealed to the match against Al Nasr in the AIFC2014 and we have enough time to rectify them.”
“the match was important for the team and I think the players got the experiences from the excellent Italian team. We know well that the mistakes against big teams costs lots.”
“The intensive training sessions on two shifts a day and the wintery weather might affect the team’s performances sometimes. Our camp in Austria is good and the players are showing great willingness and seriousness of the players and the camp conditions like accommodation and the training fields of the Austria camp and we must invest all these factors to hit our targets of the new season starting by the match against Ittihad in ACL at Hazza bin Zayed Stadium on August 19.” Zlatko said.