Sultan Musleh Sultan Al Harthi
Saudi clubs, especially the big ones, including Al-Hilal, Al-Ittihad and Al-Shabab, are looking forward to a very tough season and many participations at various levels. The Two Holy Mosques.
Five championships, among local, Arab and Asian, await our three Saudi clubs, in addition to the Club World Cup organized by the Kingdom with the participation of the Al-Ittihad team, “which won the league title last season.”; Will there be planning by the officials of those clubs, and focus on specific tournaments, or will the clubs participate in full force in all tournaments, under pressure from their fans?! If clubs are without a plan, and play to their strengths in all tournaments, they are making a big mistake, as competitions, whether local, Arab or Asian, will be very difficult in light of the changing Saudi sporting environment. The presence of great international players, and a longer playing season, and it focuses on specific tournaments on the Al-Hilal, Al-Ittihad and Al-Nasr clubs, and away from the public pressure that made them their targets. Could By focusing on everyone, clubs lose everyone!!
All three clubs are believed to have to focus on the championships they did not achieve. For example, Al-Nassr needs to win the Arab Championship, which it has not achieved in its entire history, and hosting it inside Saudi Arabia could make the “dream” come true. Arab victory is close, while if it postpones the “Asian” dream that it has not achieved in its entire history. It will not harm him, because the Arab is before the Asian, and is closer to achieve it, while the Asian, its competitions are long and very difficult, like the Al-Ittihad team, if it has presented a good level in the World Championships. Focused, and achieved the runner-up finish like Al-Hilal in the previous edition, and achieved the Super Championship with it. Or the King’s Cup, for having a good season. As far as Al-Hilal is concerned, it does not need a championship like Al-Nasr and Al-Ittihad, but its fans always demand gold from it. Otherwise, Al-Hilal is considered the leader of the Asian League, the leader of the Arab League, the leader of the Local League, and the leader of the Saudi Super Championship, and this is where Al-Hilal’s problem lies. The leadership made him permanently necessary to regain the championship, even though the league championship and the AFC Champions League were among the leaders’ supporters’ priorities during the next season, but after the “global runners-up” in the previous World Club Cup edition, Al Hilal’s ambitions grew, and Hilal’s fans began to demand competition for the World Cup. And to achieve this, even if the task is difficult in the light of the change in the championship system in its next edition, but in the light of the great support of our clubs, we will not do it. Achieving the world title came as a surprise, especially from an Al-Hilal team that not only secured the championship, but also sat on top of the throne in all local, Arab and Asian tournaments except the King’s Cup.
Al-Ahli and Al-Shabab teams are among the teams competing for the title, and they are always seeking to achieve the championship. Al-Ahly, which has just returned from the Yellow League, made several good foreign deals, and perhaps makes it one of the most prominent candidates to clinch one of the local titles, and this is what its eager fans Willing to be crowned champions as it lasted a full season in the first division, the state of the youth team was still confusing. The club will have a new administration, and will have a new coach and new players, and this could have a negative impact on the youth performances during the next season.
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Club camps started in their first week, and so far none of the teams have completed their overseas players, but some teams are without a coach!! How will these clubs start the season?! There is no doubt that this is a serious mistake which will have a very bad effect on those teams.
– With Cristiano at Al-Nasr and Benzema at Al-Ittihad, Al-Hilal fans will be satisfied with only one “super” player who supports the teams technically and publicly.
Mr. Khaled Al-Balton’s departure from the post of Chairman of Al-Shabaab Club is a great loss not only for the youth, but also for Saudi sports. Al-Balton is one of the most distinguished club presidents who works according to a clear and clear vision, although in his current stint he did not achieve any championships with the youth, but it is enough that he allowed Al-Laith to compete again. and he was able to stay with clubs that had spent hundreds of millions.