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Dib delighted plan paid off
Friday, 01 July 2011 02:40
futsalwireDoha: Al Sadaka boss Hussein Dib was pleased his plan to wear down injury-ravaged Al Rayyan paid off even though the Lebanese side needed penalties to clinch third place at the AFC Club Futsal Championship 2011.

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Doha: Al Sadaka boss Hussein Dib was pleased his plan to wear down injury-ravaged Al Rayyan paid off even though the Lebanese side needed penalties to clinch third place at the AFC Club Futsal Championship 2011.

After extra-time finished level at 4-4, Jean Kotany coolly converted the winning penalty as Al Sadaka prevailed 4-3 in the shoot-out.

"Our key today was to employ more rotation and it worked, especially in the second-half," said Dib.

"Unfortunately they scored two goals from our mistakes, one was by one of our players, but our strategy was to make the Al Rayyan players more tired.

"Our aim was to finish third, we did a very good job especially in the semi-final.

Our goal was to make them tired and in the second-half and we attacked more.

"I did not think the game would go to extra time, especially after yesterday's games, but I was prepared for it.

You saw today three or four players who had not played before in the tournament, this was our weapon.

"You cannot leave a player out there for more than six, seven minutes at a time.

The rotation was our weapon today.

To get the first-team players some rest and come back on with new energy." Al Rayyan coach Hassan Ghouila, on the other hand, has been forced to deal with a litany of injuries throughout the tournament and felt the hosts' exertions finally caught up with them.

"I thank my players because they faced a huge challenge, it is hard to play such a huge tournament with only six players," he said.

"We tried our best, we competed with high-level teams in this tournament but in the end, I'm satisfied with my players.

"I think the Rayyan management were focusing only on hosting this tournament and not the team.

We need some more players.

We only had six players for the whole tournament.

I think they will sit together and discuss this tournament.

It is difficult to play in a tournament of this level with only six players." ? More in AFC Futsal Club Championship 2011 'Club futsal is top priority' 02 July 2011AFC driving futsal forward says Targholizade 01 July 2011Keshavarz claims MVP award 01 July 2011Amarante: mission accomplished!" 01 July 2011Nagoya Oceans crowned champions 01 July 2011Time to lift Lebanese futsal declares Dib 01 July 2011Al Sadaka 4-4 Al Rayyan.

AET.