QNB Stars League Week 14 Pre-Match Press Conference — Umm Salal


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Umm Salal coach Mahmoud Jaber spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 14 match against Al Ahli.

“We had started preparing for this game straightaway after our match against Al Gharafa. We had hoped to beat Al Gharafa, but we could not. We just did not put up a good performance.

“Now, we are facing tough opponents in Al Ahli. Both teams are close in the table and I hope we can make a strong comeback into the tournament. I can say beating Al Ahli is not an easy task, but we are ready and we have the resources to do that. 

“Irrespective of the position in standings, we look to win all matches. We analyse our performance after every game using videos and we discuss our strengths and weaknesses with the players. They are well aware of them ahead of the next assignment.

“Against Al Gharafa, we missed three clear opportunities, fumbled by Mohammed Sayed, Maher Yousef and Mahmoud Mawas. Our players thought they could create more such chances and they went forward in search of more quick goals, forgetting the defence.

“When you lose the ball, you must try to regain it fast. We are trying to solve all those issues against Al Ahli,” said Mahmoud.