Al Duhail midfielder Karim Boudiaf in an Exclusive Interview with QSL Online

‘Al Duhail can win more than one title this season’

Karim Boudiaf is one of the best midfielders in the QNB Stars League. He has played a key role for Al Duhail in many games. He always makes the difference with his swift moves, passes and sense of positioning.

In an exclusive interview with QSL Online ahead of Al Duhail’s big game against Al Sadd in Week 19 of the QNB Stars League, Boudiaf gives his takes on a variety of topics.

What’s your impression of the Round 19 fixture against Al Sadd?

Our matches against Al Sadd are always full of excitement. I consider it as a final due to the thin margin of difference in points between the teams.

Do you think this game’s result will settle the league title?

Definitely, it’s a decisive match, with not many games remaining this season.

Al Duhail are considered the favourites and you had won in the first phase…

The result of games like this can’t be predicted. Personally, I believe both teams have equal chances.

What’re the factors that can help Al Duhail win three points?

The most crucial factor is the fighting spirit of our players on the field. And when players’ skills combine with coaches’ strategies, it makes further difference.

Which Al Sadd player attracts you the most?

Al Sadd have many top-quality players in all departments of the game. I don’t want to specify. We do respect all their players.

Will it be an offensive game from both sides or tactical one?

I believe the match will be an offensive game mainly because of top attackers on either side. Both teams are attack-minded.

What’s special about your team this season?

Our players have become more experienced and that reflects on the team’s performance, be it in the QNB Stars League or AFC Champions League.


How do you assess your performance so far?

Thank God, I’ve been performing well this season and I’m very satisfied with it. I hope to get better.

What’s your promise to the club management and fans?

I promise them that I’ll keep performing well in order to achieve more victories. I also hope this game versus Al Sadd will reflect the development of Qatar football.

What’re your targets this season?

I wish we could reach far in the AFC Champions League and win more titles.

Is the team capable of winning more than one title this season?

Yes, our team is ready to do so.

How far do you think Al Duhail can go in the AFC Champions League?

Al Duhail can move forward well in the AFC Champions League. We’ve gained wide experience and we know well how to perform in away matches and get positive results.

Finally, what you would like to add?

I hope our match against Al Sadd will come out well and may the best team win.