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RIYADH: Al-Hilal coach Jorge Jesus has insisted his club will give equal importance to all trophies still on offer this season and that he is used to being in charge of teams that compete for and win trophies, Arriyadiyah reported.

Jesus was speaking at a press conference following his team’s 3-0 win over Al-Okhdood in the Saudi Pro League on Tuesday night, a result that extended the club’s world record winning streak to 31 matches. The goals came from Saleh Al-Shehri (16 minutes), Malcom (66 minutes) and Salem Al-Dawsari (73 minutes).

Al-Hilal now lead the table with 74 points after 26 rounds, 13 points more than second-placed Al-Nassr, with eight matches left.

“All tournaments are important, and I am accustomed to competing for all titles with all my previous clubs, and the same thing is happening now in Al-Hilal,” he said. “The league is important, and the Asian (Champions League) is important to us and the fans, and the other tournaments, we (have been) working for them, and this is the time to harvest them,” the coach said.

The league leaders are set to take part in the Saudi Super Cup in Abu Dhabi from April 8-11.

Commenting on the performance against Al-Okhdood, Jesus said: “The first half was (not as good) as the second because our opponents started at a high pace, and in the second half we were able to gain more possession and secure the result without exerting a lot of physical effort, and we continue our run of victories with the support of the fans.

“We have developed a lot,” he added. “If we had Neymar with us, we would have been better and better, and we would have created alternative solutions, and the same thing applies to our top scorer, (Aleksandar) Mitrovic.”

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