QNB Stars League Week 17 Pre-Match Press Conference — Al Duhail


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Al Duhail coach Djamel Belmadi spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 17 match against Umm Salal.

“We have to win the next games also as the league title race is still wide open. The difference between A Sadd and us is very thin (two points). This period is tough for all clubs and the race will be strong among them, and I trust in my players.

“Everyone, especially young players, has a chance to appear with the team on the pitch. Despite the strong physical performance of players at the Asian level and the great effort they have made on the field, we have to be at the top of our concentration. Only then can we keep putting up strong performances on the pitch,” said Belmadi.

Al Duhail midfielder Abdullah Abdulsalam said, “The match will not be easy, but our youngsters are ready for this contest given that Umm Salal are a strong team that wants to break into the top four again. We are determined to continue our winning ways and keep our position at the top.

“We have options in each position. We aspire to make good progress in the AFC Champions League.”