In Asia, where most players are barely known outside their domestic sphere,
it’s even more rare. But there is one such player what is
the mercurial who has that effect and the mere mention of his name
instantly brings a magista obra
black sense of joy and excitement.
He is Omar Abdulrahman.
Former Barcelona and Chelsea assistant Henk ten Cate, now coach of UAE’s Al
Jazira, admitted that despite being an opposition coach he loves watching
Abdulrahman play.“In my opinion he can play in any league in Europe,” he told
The National earlier this year. “Even as the coach of the opponent, I enjoy
watching him play. He has so many touches; everything he does when he gets the
ball alerts the whole stadium because you can expect something good is coming
up. He’s a fantastic player.”
In Australia there will be thousands of people waking up in buy soccer
cleats the early hours of Wednesday morning hoping to see the
Socceroos make it two wins from two games at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in
Abu Dhabi, but they will doubtless be just that little bit excited about the
prospect of watching Abdulrahman in full flight.
The 24-year-old mesmerised Australian fans at the AFC Asian Cup last year,
but the man who gave him his senior debut for Al Ain in 2009 is convinced the
best is yet to come.
“It depends on many factors, Asian football develops at the moment at an
incredible speed and buy cr7 new
cleat it will be a challenge, but I’m confident that he can become
even better,” former Al Ain coach Winfried Mercurial Finale
II IC Schäfer told The World Game.
Schäfer, who also coached Thailand the last time they met Australia in
qualifying for Brazil 2014, was coach of Al Ain from 2007 to 2009 and spotted
Abdulrahman playing for the club’s youth academy, and had no hesitation in
fast-tracking him to the senior team at just 17 years of age.
“Omar was, and is, one of these very valuable players who combines an
incredible talent, esprit and nonchalance,” the 66-year-old German said.
“He loves to play football, of course he also loves to win and he is
professional, but his nonchalant lust for the game gives him an advantage that
only the outstanding players have.”