QNB Stars League Week 15 Pre-Match Press Conference — Qatar SC


Qatar SC coach Abdullah Mubarak spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 15 match against Al Sadd.

“Al Sadd are coming off two big victories and we must be wary of them. We have to perform in the best possible way. Our players are all staying focused ahead of the big match.

“Replacing injured Iranian professional Sajad Mujtaba with Luis Jimenez was purely a technical decision. Sajad was our first choice but since he was not fit, we went for the next best option and Jimenez has already started training with us.

“We will miss injured players Patrick Fabiano and Ali Jassemi in this match. You cannot go with a fixed plan against such a strong side like Al Sadd. We will not be going all out against them. At the same time, we will not be defending full 90 minutes.
“After I took charge two months ago, I have seen the team now has an identity. The players are fighting and I am sure we can continue in a good way. The competition is tough with five or six teams fighting to avoid relegation. If you lose two games, you can get relegated,” said Abdullah.