QNB Stars League Week 16 Pre-Match Press Conference — Al Sadd


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Al Sadd coach Jesualdo Ferreira spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 16 match against Al Rayyan.

“The game is crucial and we know the importance of winning it though we still have seven games remaining. The players are aware of it. We had not been playing with a full squad for a long time. However, we won many matches.

“I have great confidence in my players and we have a policy to groom youngsters. Al Duhail and Al Sadd must keep winning as Al Rayyan are close behind. I am also happy that Akram Afif has joined us.

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“Injuries to some players prompted us to give chances to young players, such as Hassan Ahmed (who scored in their victory over Qatar SC last week). And players like Jugurtha Hamroun (who also addressed the Press conference) made up for the absence of Boualem Khoukhi.

“Our strength is team work and not individual players. Ours is a squad consisting of many star players. The return from injury of Baghdad Bounedjah means another player would be on the bench,” said Ferreira.