“He warned them, but no one paid attention!” .. The former Al-Ain star: Comparing Khaled Issa to the Al-Nasr goalkeeper is unfair!

Al Ain goalkeeper led his team to eliminate Al Nassr from the AFC Champions League

Hamid Fakher, the former Al Ain star, fiercely defended Khaled Issa, the team’s goalkeeper, despite his fatal mistakes during the match against Al-Nasr yesterday evening in the second leg of the AFC Champions League quarter-finals.

The veteran goalkeeper bears a very large part of the responsibility for 3 of the four goals that he conceded in the match, which ended in its original and extra time with Al-Nasr winning 4-3 and Al-Ain qualifying for the semi-finals via penalty shoot-out.

Fakher, as part of his response to Ahmed Hossam Mido during yesterday’s episode of the “Dorena Ghir” program, defended Issa and justified his mistakes during the match, praising his role in the penalty shootout and his save of Marcelo Brozovic’s penalty kick, and he completely refused to compare him to Al-Nasr goalkeeper Raghed Al-Najjar, who naively made a mistake in the penalty kick. Al Ain’s third goal.

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The former Emirati star affirmed the confidence of the Al Ain players in Issa during the penalty shootout due to his excellence in it, noting that the goalkeeper warned Al-Nassr during the last Al-Wahda match in the Emirates Cup by saving 4 penalty kicks, but no one in the Saudi club paid attention.

He added, “The calmness of the Al Ain players in the penalty shootout stems from their reassurance and absolute confidence in Khaled Issa. The goalkeeper saved 4 penalty kicks in the last match to qualify Al Ain for the final against Al Wahda. The players knew full well that Issa would save a penalty kick, so all they had to do was score. The goalkeeper warned Al Nassr during the match.” The past, but no one paid attention. Comparing him to Raghed Al-Najjar, Al-Nasr’s goalkeeper, is completely unfair, and the player’s mistakes stem from mental fatigue, especially since he is not young.”

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