Al Ahly forward Hussein El Shahat has stated that his club aims to win the 2022 FIFA Club World Cup tournament.
The Egyptian giants got off to a great start in the first round, beating Auckland City 3-0 on Wednesday night.
El Shahat found the net, becoming the fourth player to score in three Club World Cup tournaments. Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale were the first three players to do so.
“I’d like to thank my team-mates for helping me write history with this achievement,” Elshahat told FIFA+ after the victory over Auckland.
“I want to score in the next match and the one after that, and to make Al Ahly’s great fans happy.
“What’s the secret behind my Club World Cup success? My mother, wife, children and siblings all stood behind me and prayed for me. That’s the secret to my success.
“As players, we talked about the possibility of reaching the final. Why not? Our aim is to win the title this time. Hopefully luck will be on our side, as we’ve performed better every time we’ve played at this tournament,” he added.
Al Ahly will face Seattle Sounders in the second round on Saturday, February 4.
By Thierry Nyann|3Sports|Morocco