Pre-Match Press Conference — Al Markhiya


Al Markhiya coach Yousef Adam spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 10 match against Al Duhail.

“Obviously, it’s going to be a difficult match. Al Duhail are right on top of the table and we’re 11th and are also the promoted side. They’ve players of high calibre, such as the league’s top scorer Youssef El Arabi and Youssef Msakni. And they’re simply the best side around.

But in football, upsets happen. We will be happy even with a draw.

“We go into all games with a mentality to win. Honestly speaking, our target for this match is a draw. Our biggest problem is missing chances. We’ve created many opportunities only to fumble in front of the goal.

“At times, we were not lucky. It’s true that we’re the team that has scored the least number of goals (six). I only hope that our strikers will come good sooner rather than later. The players must stay fully concentrated throughout the match. We’ll give our 100 per cent against Al Duhail as we know nothing less than that will help us,” said Yousef.