Koller details for the first time his previous “problem” with Percy Tao

Koller details for the first time his previous “problem” with Percy Tao
Koller details for the first time his previous “problem” with Percy Tao

Marcel Kohler, coach of the first team at Al-Ahly Club, recounted the details of his previous crisis with Percy Tau, the Red Genie player, indicating that he worked with the coaching staff to restore him to his technical and physical level.

Marcel Kohler said in statements at the press conference before the Tunisian Esperance match: “When we assumed the technical leadership of Al-Ahly, Percy Tau had a muscle injury, and we worked to bring him back again.”

He added, “After a short period of time, Tao returned and played two or three matches, but he had another muscle injury, and we made a special program for him, so that he could return properly, and we make the most of him.”

And the Swiss coach continued: “My problem with Percy Tao was that he was impatient. When he returned from the second injury, he wanted to play for 90 minutes at once, and to participate continuously in matches.”

And he continued, “I had to stop his desire, so that he would return, step by step, to his level again, and with the help of the technical staff, we were able to bring him back again, develop his level, and get the best thing from him.”

Koller concluded, “Percy Tau does not play alone, there are players around him and in his back who help him appear at this level, and he performs a really good level, because he has strength to help us in all matches.”

Al-Ahly club will face the Tunisian club, Esperance, at ten in the evening, tomorrow, Friday, at Cairo Stadium, for the return round of the semi-final round of the African Champions League.

It is noteworthy that Al-Ahly Club had defeated Esperance in the first-leg match last Friday at Hammadi Al-Aqrabi Stadium in Rades, with three unanswered goals, scored by Percy Tau and Mahmoud Abdel Moneim Kahraba.

In the return match at Cairo Stadium, Al-Ahly club needs to win, tie, or avoid defeat by a difference of more than two goals, in order to qualify for the final round of the African Champions League, where it will then meet the winner of the two Moroccan Wydad matches against Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa.

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