The Algerian Hilal Soudani, the wing of the Saudi Damak club, confirmed that Al Ittihad Jeddah is the closest to achieving the Mohammed bin Salman Cup League title this season, and he also expressed his admiration for the duo of Al Hilal and Al Ittihad Salman Al Faraj and Romarinho, describing them as the best in the current season.
The Algerian wing spoke to “Al Arabiya.net” about his current period with Damak Club, saying: My career with Damak is the best for me in Saudi Arabia. I only stayed a few months in Al-Fateh and I was not very successful. The club has great confidence in my capabilities, and renewing my contract before the end of the season. Proof of that and motivating me to do better during the next season.
The player spent five months in the ranks of Al-Fateh Club from January to July 2021 before moving to Dahmak, during which he played 15 matches, scoring two goals.
Regarding the distinguished start of Damak Club and its top spot in the league table, then results fluctuated and is currently relegated to fifth place, Hilal said: We started the league with a fast pace and a distinguished format, and we played many strong matches, but in football it is possible that the team’s performance will decrease with the succession of matches and pressures, the stopping that occurred from The end of November until the end of December affected our level negatively.
The player expressed his admiration for the levels of competition in the Saudi League. He said: Frankly, I did not know that the Saudi League was this strong before joining it. All matches are highly competitive, and the quality of its players is high. It is definitely one of the best leagues in the Arab region.
Soudani chose his goal against Al-Ahly in Jeddah during the meeting, which ended in a 1-1 draw between the two teams. In which was an exciting tie with five goals for each side, the Algerians also chose defender Farouk El Shafei and goalkeeper Mostafa Zaghba as his closest friends in the Khamis Mushait club, in addition to the Croatian Antolic because both spoke fluent Croatian.
The player appeared 21 times in the red shirt in all tournaments this season, scoring 8 goals and making another goal.
When asked about the identity of the league champion in light of the declining competition between Al-Ittihad and Al-Hilal, the player replied: The union is the closest to winning the title, both digitally and theoretically with the difference in points and the number of matches remaining. It is true that there is nothing impossible in football, but I think that it has become difficult for Hilal who must play Until the last minute though.
As for the best in the championship this season, the former player of Dinamo Zagreb, Vitoria Guimarães and Olympiacos stated: I like Salman Al-Faraj very much, followed by Salem Al-Dosari, who has an outstanding performance. As for foreigners, Fromariño is the best, he is a modern player and exhausts his opponents with his touches and moves.
The Algerian international praised his colleague Riyad Mahrez, the Manchester City player: Riyad is having a great season and a great performance with his team. I advise him to stay because he is in one of the best clubs in the world, and I hope he will always be successful.
And he concluded: To be fair, I will choose Mahrez and Salah as the best Arab players this season, and Mane as the best African player.
The 34-year-old won the Croatian league title 4 times, won 3 local cups with the capital Zagreb team, also won the league and the Greek Cup in 2020, and the Portuguese Cup with Vitoria Guimarães, and crowned with his local team in Algeria Chlef Olympiad in the 2010-2011 season, He was the tournament’s top scorer at the time.