Qatar SC forward Michael Babatunde in an Exclusive Interview with QSL Online


‘We’ve to put the defeats behind us’

The Qatar SC management and fans are still waiting for their football team to produce strong performances and positive results in the QNB Stars League. They are going through a bad patch with only one victory so far, against fellow-promoted side Al Markhiya, and had lost to Al Sailiya 1-5 in the last round.

Qatar SC, coached by Argentinian Gabriel Calderon, will face in-form Al Rayyan in Round 7 at the Al Sadd Stadium on Friday. In this background, the questions doing the rounds are ‘Will this game see a turnaround in Qatar SC’s fortunes? What’ll be their future in this season’s league and will the previous defeats haunt them against Al Rayyan?’

The Kings’ Nigerian forward Michael Babatunde spoke to the QSL Online.

He said the technical staff, officials and players are all very unhappy, especially after their big defeat to Al Sailiya.

“We’ve to put the defeats behind us. We’ve to continue working hard and put in more efforts at training sessions in order to improve the performance and results,” said Babatunde.

On the other hand, Al Rayyan are coming off their crucial 2-1 win over Al Sadd in the ‘Qatar Clasico’ and that has suddenly put them in contention for the title.

“Al Rayyan are one of the best teams in the league this season, therefore the match won’t be easy at all. They’re a strong team and can’t be taken for granted.

“This is football where sometimes you’ve tough days and other times better circumstances and moments. This is normal. Everyone isn’t satisfied with the team’s performance as well as our position in the league table,” he said.

Qatar SC are lying at rock bottom in the 12-team league table with just three points. They had lost to Al Duhail, Al Arabi, Al Sadd, Al Ahli and Al Sailiya.

Despite the deterioration in the team’s performance and a string of negative results, Babatunde, who joined Qatar SC from Moroccan side Raja Casablanca, exuded confidence that they would tide over the crisis.

“I’ve hope and confidence in my team to move forward and improve our performance and results in order to avoid relegation. I promise our fans that we’ll do our best to make them happy. We certainly need their support. I know how they feel now but we hope to become a better side,” he concluded.