QNB Stars League Week 17 Pre-Match Press Conference — Umm Salal


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

“Obviously, it is going to be a tough game against Al Duhail. They are a side with outstanding players and are able to play well consistently. We will concentrate fully in order to provide a good level in this game and stay in a good shape in the league competition.

“Personally, I was pleased to have registered a victory on my debut in this assignment. I was delighted to see my wards come back strongly into the game after being down to 10 men. We had a great second half and the result was there to see for everyone.

“The win has greatly motivated the side and has created a good atmosphere in the squad. We must continue to play with the same spirit and determination against Al Duhail. However, we have to take a cautious approach.

“Al Duhail are a side that changes their players’ positions, making it difficult for the rivals. They can score any time. But I am confident. There are many possibilities for us and our target is a top-four finish in order to play in the Qatar Cup,” said El Karkouri.