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Carteron Claims Pitso’s Ahly Win Was Luck

Zamalek SC head coach Patrice Carteron said their 5-3 defeat at the hands of Al Ahly had a hint of good fortune to it.

Pitso Mosimane’s side put the White Knights to the sword and at one point looked set for a record victory when they led 5-1 in the second half. But Carteron’s side fought back to put some respectability on the scoreline in the Cairo Derby with two late goals.

And ahead of the return of the Egyptian Premier League campaign, the Frenchman feels Ahly enjoyed some luck rather than their performance being under-par.

“Al Ahly didn’t score five goals because they were better, they were very lucky. Especially after some of my team’s misplays,” Carteron told the media, as per KingFut.

“We have to focus on what’s to come and forget the past, we have a difficult game against Ismaily who are now led by a new coach.”

The former Ahly boss also opened up about the rumours linking him with a move to Al-Sadd as Xavi’s potential successor.

“I hear news about my departure from the team, there is always fake news regarding Zamalek,” he explained.

“I am used to it by now, but I assure you, I am happy with Zamalek, and it’s normal to receive new offers when you are winning.”

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