QNB Stars League Pre-Match Press Conference — Al Duhail


Al Duhail coach Djamel Belmadi spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 11 match against Al Sailiya.

“Al Sailiya, despite losing their last two matches, are a very good side. They had been performing at a high level and getting the deserved results. They have a distinguished coach in Sami Trabelsi.

“However, we will play to win as we are keen to continue our unbeaten run. We have never lost a game in this season’s league competition. We respect Al Sailiya, but we have the players to achieve our goal.

“We are doing continuous work with the players and we want to finish the first phase in the lead position. Respect for the rivals makes us prepare for each match specifically,” said Belmadi.

Al Duhail goakeeper Khalifa Abubakr said, “This is going to be a tough game, but we have the desire to win it and we will take the field with a winning mentality. I feel very stressed because I play under pressure, but this positive pressure brings the best out of me. I train constantly in order to stay in good shape.”