QNB Stars League Week 11 Pre-Match Press Conference — Al Markhiya


Al Markhiya coach Yousef Adam spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 11 match against Umm Salal.

“We’re keen to end the first phase with a victory, so it’s crucial that we beat Umm Salal. That’ll give us a fillip when we prepare for the second phase in a positive frame of mind.

“Umm Salal are a formidable side with a resolute defence and good position in the standings, but we won’t get overawed. We’ll fight and we’re capable of beating them. We need to win in this round perhaps more than any other side and we’re ready.

“Our players are aware of their big responsibilities and I hope they will live up to the team’s expectations. We were sad that we didn’t get the results we deserved in some matches. We missed out on scoring opportunities and that really let us down. And we must iron out some chinks in the defence.

“Some players are struggling to handle pressure playing at the top level. At the moment, I’m not worried about relegation. We have more than a month to prepare before the next phase starts and I’m sure we’ll improve our position,” said Yousef.