Players reaction following Palestine goalless draw with UAE
Dateline: Al Ram, Palestine - 8th September 2015
Date: 09/08/2015 08:45 PM
Al Ram, Palestine - 8th September 2015
1. 00:00 SOUNDBITE (Arabic), Tawfiq Ali, Palestine, goalkeeper:
"Emirate's is a very strong team that boasts many top players. The match was difficult. We played defensively."
2. 00:20 SOUNBITE (Arabic) Tamer Salah, Palestine defender:
"This is the first match on Palestine soil. This is a great achievement. We are happy with the support of our fans. The result is acceptable because the Emirate team is very strong."
3. 00:37 SOUNBITE (Arabic) Imad Zatara , Palestine attacker:
"This is not the old Palestinian team that was just happy with taking part in tournaments. We thankfully managed to gain a point from Emirate which is a very strong team. Our form is improving every year."
4. 00:57 SOUNBITE (Arabic) Mohamed Abdulrahman, Emirate attacker:
"Excellent first test. Everything was good from atmosphere, hosts, ground and fans."
5. 01:09 SOUNBITE (Arabic) Mohamed Ahmed, Emirate defender:
"The match was good. We had a warm reception. We were a bit worried before, but we hope now to play all our matches in Palestine. The result is acceptable to both teams."
6. 01:33 SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Habib Fardan Abdulla, Emirate midfielder:
"We are happy to be in Palestine and thank the Palestinian people for their worm reception and good support. We wish them the best of luck."
Reaction from the Palestine and UAE players on Tuesday (8th September) following the goalless draw between the two sides in their World Cup qualifier.