Al Sadd goalkeeper Saad Al Dossari in an Exclusive Interview with QSL Online
Al Sadd fans are eagerly looking forward to their clash with Al Duhail in the Qatar Cup final, scheduled for Friday, 27th April. Many questions are doing the rounds, such as whether Al Sadd will retain the cup or whether Al Duhail will build on their QNB Stars League triumph?
Al Sadd can indeed rely on many star players and one among them is Saad Al Dossari. The tall goalkeeper’s performance has often impacted their results, the latest being their Qatar Cup semifinal victory over Al Rayyan on penalties.
In an exclusive interview with QSL Online ahead of their Qatar Cup final against Al Duhail, Saad opens up on a number of topics. Excerpts:
What’s your expectation for the final against Al Duhail?
The season is at its peak, so it’ll be tough for both sides. I’m not for prediction. May the best team win!
How’re the preparations going for the much-anticipated match?
We’re preparing just like we do for domestic and Asian games. The players are fully focused and ready to take the field with full strength to retain the cup.
How do you approach this game given that Al Duhail defeated Al Sadd twice in the QNB Stars League this season?
It’s different from league fixtures. The best team will definitely win the title.
What’re the strengths and weaknesses of both teams?
Each team knows the strengths and weaknesses of the other.
Which Al Duhail player worries you the most?
No one. We’re focusing on our team.
Are Al Sadd capable of retaining the Qatar Cup?
There’s no doubt about that. Our objective is to keep the cup.
What’s your message to Al Sadd fans?
Our fans don’t need invitation. Everyone witnessed their presence and impact against Al Rayyan. We’re counting on their support in the final, as always.
How do you evaluate your club’s campaign in the QNB Stars League this season?
We can’t assess now as the season isn’t over yet. We still have two domestic titles up for grabs in addition to the AFC Champions League Round of 16 fixtures against Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia.
Does losing the league title to Al Duhail make you approach this game with vengeance?
Not at all. Al Sadd players don’t believe in revenge of any sort. We only focus on putting up a strong performance and bringing the best out of ourselves.
Are Al Sadd players under pressure?
No. We’ll enter the game with high concentration and spirit.
Finally, what you would like to say?
I wish we produce yet another exceptional performance and defend the title.