Murad Al-Masry (Dubai)
Al-Ittihad was current on the reception of the “historic triple” cups that Manchester Metropolis received final season, along with this season’s European Tremendous Cup, which arrived within the Emirates, and followers are trying ahead to its efficiency on Sunday on the “Louvre Abu Dhabi ” museum, guided by Joleon Lescott, the workforce’s legend.
In an unique interview, Lescott burdened that the great success that ‘Metropolis’ has achieved lately isn’t in query, particularly with profitable the Champions League title, which crowns a interval through which ‘The Blues’ dominated domestically and waited. to consolidate his legacy with the continental title.
He stated: “We skilled moments once we have been closest to profitable the Champions League title earlier than we achieved it final season, in order that the workforce entered historical past from the widest gates and we closed the door to anybody who doubted our capabilities. now we have confirmed the effectiveness of the workforce, due to the nice efforts of the membership’s administration, to deliver it to its present place.”
Lescott believes it was nice to beat Actual Madrid by “4” within the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals final season. He stated: “Within the earlier season we performed nicely and got here closest to overtaking Actual Madrid. So there was little question about our potential to win.” He surpassed him the next season, however the way in which the workforce did it, with nearly absolute management from the primary minute to the final, was superb, and a second that made us intervene. the final sport after that with nice confidence that we’d win the title.
Lescott defined that Manchester Metropolis’s dominance of the English Premier League title doesn’t imply there is no such thing as a competitors, saying: Everyone seems to be trying on the workforce that wins the title on the finish of the season, however to To achieve the highest of the standings, you could put in additional effort, and that is what Metropolis are doing. Season after season, and within the final two seasons, the competitors has prolonged into the ultimate levels of the competitors, and everybody should notice that nothing is assured in soccer, and success isn’t achieved with out nicely finished.
Talking concerning the brilliance of Norwegian striker Erling Haaland and the burden on his shoulders this season, he stated: “You can not rating this variety of targets with out being a participant with distinctive talents, and this season I believe groups must change the way in which the way in which they play soccer goes to alter. they play for him, to restrict… He’s harmful, however he at all times stays a problem for the defenders and he can finish the season with a whole lot of targets, similar to final season.”
Lescott praised the membership’s optimistic planning within the signings, because the defensive facet was not uncared for, saying: “The workforce has a gaggle that’s thought to be among the best defenders within the historical past of the English Premier League, and coach Pep Guardiola has given them duties that transcend getting a clear sheet, however that contribute to many elements of the sport.” ‘As we noticed John Stones do final season, for instance, and right here Metropolis’s power lies within the working system throughout the group.’
Lescott expressed his ambition to fulfill the followers within the Emirates, particularly on the occasion deliberate for the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum, saying: The fan base right here is rising and getting stronger as time goes by, and there’s a very particular bond between “Metropolis” and the Emirates, which places us in a chief place, and we at all times look ahead to coming there.
The household occasion actions will kick off at 5:30 PM on the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the place Metropolis followers within the nation will be capable to take memento images with the cups and meet membership legend Joleon Lescott, whereas the occasions will witness the group of competitions that may permit followers to win premier prizes . prizes from the membership, along with performances. Leisure and lots of household actions, along with the presence of the membership’s official mascots, “Monchester” and “Moonbeam.”