February 13, 2019

The Experts Say... Day 9

"Matches like this one between Etoile Sportive du Sahel and Real Madrid are important because they give a chance to those who did not get a chance to play much in other matches. Footballers have to learn all the time and develop themselves, and playing a match against another strong team
is much more beneficial than a coaching session. You need to play as many games as you can to learn. Real Madrid played some good games in this tournament and their performance in their opening match against Spartak Moscow was very impressive. All the players at Real Madrid have
been through intense training and it is difficult for them to get to where they are because it is one of the biggest clubs in the world and there is intense competition within the club. Real Madrid has the money to bring players from outside so these players have to stand out."

Nick Summerbee, Al Kass Analyst

"That was a wonderful game. I was really impressed with both teams. You have to remember that Spartak Moscow played yesterday so there were a lot of heavy legs out there for them. They made four changes at halftime to try and inject a bit more pace in their attack and it seemed to work as they were successful in getting that late goal. Ilya Golyatov has emerged as one of the strongest players in this tournament and is the top scorer so far. He was definitely one of the best players in today’s match.
He is a very highly rated player and he played his part. Altinordu also played a good game throughout and their 10 men never gave up in the second half. They are led by an amazing player and captain, Enis Destan, whose performances have certainly caught the eye at this tournament. I
was really impressed by all of the players and both of the teams. In such a match, the level might drop a bit but that was not the case today and players from both sides played quality football."

Chris Makin, Al Kass Analyst