By Johnny Edward:
Al Ain’s head coach Zlatko Dalic has pleaded with fans of the club to give new signing, Emmanuel Emenike, more time to fill the void left by Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan.
The 28-year-old joined the Qatari outfit on a season loan deal after a miserable season in Turkey last year where he managed to score four goals in 24 games.
Al Ain are yet to win a game in four pre-season games with Emenike firing blanks leading the lines, but Dalic has confidence in the Fenerbache loanee who according to him is improving.
“The new foreign players have begun to gel with the team very well, we have seen improvement in Emmanuel Emenike,” Dalic told the Al Ain website.
“I believe that the Nigerian, Dutchman (Babel) and Brazilian (Bastos) need more time with the team to give their best for the team.
“I am happy with the performances of the players and the team, but we are yet to reach our potential.”
Al Ain are currently in Morocco for a friendly against Wydad Casablanca.