The Brazilian Marcelo Camacho, the former player of Al-Hilal, Al-Shabab and Al-Ahly Jeddah, expected Al-Hilal to beat Al-Ittihad during their next match. .
The Jeddah Union will host Al Hilal on Monday evening at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium during the 27th round matches in a decisive match in the two teams’ race for the title of the local competition.
Camacho said to “Al Arabiya.net” about Monday’s meeting: It will be a difficult and wonderful match, it is the last chance for Hilal to turn the situation in his favor in the title campaign and he will prepare for it as a final match, while I think that Al Ittihad will be satisfied with a tie, Al Ittihad has players with high quality, I was hoping to see the meeting From the stadium, I hope Al Hilal win by two goals to one.
The Jeddah team is in the lead by 6 points from its counterpart in Riyadh, with 4 rounds remaining.
And about the El Clasico atmosphere that he experienced, the player spoke: When I went to Saudi Arabia, Al Ittihad was a strong team, we had great respect for them, it is a great “Clásico” and it will always be so, the fans were listening to it because they were watching great players on the field.
Camacho played 74 games for Al Hilal during all competitions between 2004 and 2006, during which he scored 23 goals.
And he chose his compatriot Romarinho as the best player in the league this season, praising his ability to turn the results of Al-Ittihad matches and make the difference in addition to his decisive goals.
Regarding his best moments in front of Asfar Al-Gharbiya, Camacho chose his goal from a free kick in the net of Mabrouk Zayed during the golden square of the league season 2004-2005. As for his best moments in general, it was in the next match against Al Shabab in the final. Free kick too.
Camacho won the Saudi League title in the blue shirt in 2005, in addition to the Crown Prince Cup in 2005 and 2006.
When asked about the most difficult opponent he faced from Al-Ittihad, Camacho replied: They had many distinguished players, but I think that defender Osama Al-Mawlid and Mohamed Nour, of course, were the most difficult, and they caused us a lot of trouble at the time.
Camacho spoke about the best of their colleagues in the Saudi stadiums and said: In Al Hilal there are Al-Shalhoub, Sami Al-Jaber and Yasser Al-Qahtani, among the youth Ahmed, Abdo Atif and Nasser Al-Shamrani, and Tayseer Al-Jassem and Abdullah Al-Mayouf in Al-Ahly.
The player, who started his career from the Brazilian Gremio, defended the youth colors in 87 matches, during which he scored 15 goals and provided 19 assists, and appeared in the Al-Ahly shirt 32 times, netted his opponents 7 times, and made 16 other goals.
Camacho commented about the Saudi club closest to his heart, saying: I was honored to play in three of the largest Saudi clubs, and the most difficult was achieving championships with all of them. I felt pleasure in those three experiences. Al Hilal opened the doors of the Saudi League and I won many titles with him and my name emerged.
The player won 3 King’s Cup titles, including two with Al Shabab in 2008 and 2009, and Al Ahly in 2012.
He continued: Al-Shabab bought me from Qatar when I did not want to continue there, and my relationship with the club was excellent throughout my time with him, while Al-Ahly believed in me and trusted my abilities despite the injury.
The player praised Marcos Paqueta and Jorge Fossati, considering them the best who trained under their leadership in the Saudi League.
He concluded by talking about Saudi football: The Saudi League has always had the potential to develop, and this was achieved, especially with the presence of 7 foreigners in the league and the possibility of increasing the number later, and I believe that the level of the league will positively affect the team in the World Cup despite the difficult group, but it will achieve a surprise in Qatar.