Pre-Match Press Conference — Al Khor


Al Khor coach Nassif Al Bayawi spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 10 match against Al Sadd.

“Al Sadd are a strong side and title contenders, so we’ve a tough task on hand. No doubt about it. Nevertheless, we’ll put up a stiff resistance and try to achieve a positive result.

“There was great enthusiasm among our players during the team training sessions. On the other hand, we don’t think the absence of some players due to injuries will adversely affect Al Sadd’s performance. They’re a formidable side with good bench strength which can make up for the absence of certain players. They don’t rely on a single player.

“I admit that we didn’t play that well against Al Sailiya last week, but we managed to get full points. We’re approaching this game in a realistic manner and we hope to complete a hat-trick of victories.

“We take one match at a time, so we’ll think about the Al Arabi encounter in Week 11 after this game. We’re also delighted by the prospect that we’ll be playing at the renovated Khalifa International Stadium,” said Al Bayawi.