x Abu Dhabi, UAE Friday 21 July 2017

Omar's relief at victory

Mohammed Omar, the Al Nasr forward, pointed to Friday's 3-2 win at Sharjah as a key victory for his side in the battle against relegation.

Mohammed Omar, the Al Nasr forward, pointed to Friday's 3-2 win at Sharjah as a key victory for his side in the battle against relegation. The win moved Nasr up to seventh in the table, with no team apart from the top three appearing to be safe from the drop. "It is the first three points we have won from eight games and this was a significant turnaround for us," said Omar. "There is severe pressure on all those teams with no hopes of closing in on the leaders.

"It doesn't make any game easier. Sharjah are in the same situation so it was a good effort to win the away match. "We nearly busted a 2-0 advantage but it was the end result that mattered." apassela@thenational.ae