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Jorge Jesus Undecided on Neymar’s Participation in Al-Hilal’s AFC Champions League Opener


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Jorge Jesus Contemplates Neymar’s Participation in Al-Hilal’s AFC Champions League Season Opener

Portuguese coach Jorge Jesus, currently coaching Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal, revealed that he has yet to make a decision regarding Neymar’s involvement in the team’s first match of the new AFC Champions League season. The match is scheduled to take place tomorrow, Monday.

Al Hilal Club Begins AFC Champions League Group Stage

Defending champions Al Hilal Club, currently in second place, will commence their journey in the AFC Champions League group stage as they face Nawbahor on Monday evening. The match will be held at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium (Malaz) in the capital city of Riyadh.

Neymar’s Participation Subject to Evaluation

During a press conference on Sunday, Jorge Jesus stated, “Everyone is aware of Neymar’s exceptional skills and his ability to deliver even more. However, he is currently experiencing some muscle pain, and his participation will be determined after Sunday’s training session.”

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The Selection of Foreign Players Determined Based on Opponent

Jorge Jesus added, “I will decide on the foreign players who will participate in the match. Our selection is dependent on the characteristics of our opponents in each game.”

Coach’s Promise of an Outstanding Performance

Jorge Jesus assured fans, saying, “I promise to deliver an exceptional performance, just like in our recent matches in the Saudi League. I am well aware of Al-Hilal’s history of reaching the final and winning championships in recent years.”

Neymar’s Impressive Debut with Al Hilal

Neymar made an impactful debut with Al Hilal, scoring a goal in the 63rd minute of the match against Riyadh, resulting in a 6-1 victory. The match took place last Friday night at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, as part of the sixth round of the Saudi Arabian League.

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