Moroccan Hicham Boucherwan, the former player of Al Ittihad Jeddah, expected the team to win its next match against Al Hilal, and be able to achieve the Saudi League title, after an absence of 11 years, due to the public support it enjoys and administrative support.
Al Hilal, the second-placed player with 55 points, is a heavy guest against Al Ittihad, the leader in the standings, with 61 points, on Monday, at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, “The Shining Jewel”, as part of the 27th round of the Mohammed bin Salman Professional Cup League. .
The player, who played with Al-Ittihad during the period from 2008 to 2010, said in statements to “Al Arabiya.net” about Monday’s meeting: The team has been absent from the league for a long time, and now has the chance to be crowned and can decide the championship against Al Hilal if it wins, but it will be a match. Difficult, but Al-Ittihad’s chances of winning are greater, especially since Al-Hilal is going through difficult circumstances after losing the King’s Cup title against Al-Fayhaa.
He added: In general, the task is difficult against the Asian champions and the team that won the league title last year, because Al Hilal is always strong inside and outside its stadium as well. The team celebrates winning the league title against Al Hilal.
Boucherwan expected Al-Ittihad to achieve the league title by a large percentage, explaining: I hope that the title will be decided against Al-Hilal, because the team deserves to be a champion this season if we look at its career this season, in addition to the victories it achieved over the big clubs in the competition, and all the characteristics of the hero are in our the Union.
Boucherwan’s shot against Al Hilal
Boucherwan had contributed to achieving the last league title for the Jeddah Union in the 2008-2009 season, and decided the title with his second goal against Al Hilal in the match that ended 2-1.
Regarding that confrontation, he stated: A goal was history for me because it decided the title, although we needed a draw to achieve the league, but we won in that confrontation, with two goals through Nayef Hazazi and the second goal he scored.
Hisham Boucherwan described his compatriot Abdul Razzaq Hamdallah, the Al Ittihad striker, as a distinguished player, and praised his capabilities, and continued: He contributed to scoring a number of goals for the team, and I wish him success against Al Hilal, and he is one of the type of strikers who can score against any team because he is a top scorer.
Regarding his opinion of the Brazilian duo, Romarinho and Igor Coronado, he said: They are distinguished, but Coronado was absent from the team for a while, due to injury, but he was able to return to his level and I hope that he will be decisive against Al Hilal, and that he presents his skills through his distinctive passes and crosses and also takes advantage of the advantage of paying violations .
Bou Sherwan praised the high levels of the Saudi League, which has become an attractive destination for top players and coaches around the world, stressing that the presence of 7 foreigners and the increase of the number to 8 next season contributes to the increase in the strength of competition.
Murad Patna, Al-Fateh player
And about the player who sees that his playing style is close to him, he said: Each player has his own way of playing and a different talent, but by virtue of my use of the left foot, I see that Murad Patna, the Al-Fateh player, is one of the distinguished players who provide great levels, and among the best professionals.
Boucherwan described the Al-Ittihad fans as the best in Saudi Arabia, noting: They always support the Federation and I thank them for everything they gave me while I was with the team, and they are the best in Saudi Arabia, and they must continue to support the team until it returns as it was before.