Al-Ahli Coach Reveals Impact of Kessié’s Absence | Allan Saint-Maximin Shines | Injury Updates

Al-Ahli Coach Matthias Jaissle Confirms Absence of Franck Kessié Hampered Team

Al-Ahli coach Matthias Jaissle has confirmed that the absence of his star midfielder and club captain Franck Kessié has affected the team against Al-Okhdoud, this Friday, as The Royal Team has suffered a defeat against the Najran-based side.

“We missed the services of Kessié a lot, as he is a pillar in the midfield,” he said in the post-match press conference.

It is worth mentioning that Kessié was absent after winning the African Cup of Nations with the Ivorian national team.

Allan Saint-Maximin’s Performance against Al-Okhdoud

While Al-Ahli faced a defeat against Al-Okhdoud, one player who made an impact in the game was Allan Saint-Maximin. The talented winger showcased his skills and contributed significantly to the team’s attacking play.

Saint-Maximin, known for his speed and dribbling ability, was a constant threat to the opposition defense. He created several scoring opportunities for his teammates through his precise passing and clever movements.

In addition to his playmaking abilities, Saint-Maximin also displayed great work rate and defensive contribution. He tracked back to help his team regain possession and made crucial tackles to disrupt the opponent’s attacks.

Overall, Saint-Maximin’s performance against Al-Okhdoud demonstrated his importance to the team and his ability to influence the game positively.

Gabri Veiga’s Injury Update

Unfortunately, Al-Ahli will be without the services of Gabri Veiga for the next few games. The player has suffered an injury, and his return date has been defined by the medical team.

Veiga, a key member of the team’s defense, will be dearly missed as his absence leaves a void in the backline. His solid defending, aerial prowess, and ability to read the game have been instrumental in the team’s success in previous matches.

The coaching staff will need to come up with a suitable replacement for Veiga to ensure the team’s defensive solidity and maintain their performance levels.

Carrasco’s Fitness Concerns Ahead of Meeting with Cristiano Ronaldo

Another player who might be unavailable for the upcoming important match is Yannick Carrasco. The winger is in jeopardy of missing the meeting with renowned footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

Carrasco’s fitness issues have raised concerns among the coaching staff and fans alike. The player’s contributions in the attack, including his pace, dribbling skills, and goal-scoring ability, make him a crucial asset for the team.

If Carrasco is unable to recover in time, it will be a significant blow for Al-Ahli, as they aim to compete against a strong opponent like Ronaldo and his team. The coaching staff will closely monitor Carrasco’s progress and make a decision based on his fitness levels.

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