Egypt national team coach Carlos Queiroz told a press conference that he does not care about the quality of his team’s performance against Senegal.
For the coach of the Pharaohs Carlos Queiroz, the way of playing of Egypt does not matter during the double conformation of the World Cup play-offs. The main thing, in his eyes, is to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar ahead of Senegal.
“What I’m thinking about are the decisions I’m going to make in training. We have a good chance of qualifying and we want to take advantage of the moment. The objective will not be to play good football, we will have to be well prepared and bear a lot of pressure. The 12th player, the Egyptian fans, will have a big role to play if we want to win.”
Although his team will be looking to get a good result in front of their fans on Friday, the former assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson and then Real Madrid manager believes that the return match in Dakar would be very decisive.
“It won’t be a game, we’ll just play the first leg tomorrow. The difference between this and a normal game is that you play two halves on different pitches. Now we have to prepare for the first match but nothing will be decided afterwards. Once the first half is over, it will not be the final result and we will have to be ready for the second half in Dakar.”, added Carlos Queiroz. The Lions of Senegal are therefore warned.