Our players will react against Al Rayyan: Umm Salal coach Banide


Umm Salal coach Laurent Banide spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 2 match against Al Rayyan.

“Each game is difficult and that is football. We know the potential of Al Rayyan, so we have to do more for this game. They have depth in their squad, but we can win if we play well as a team.

“We have some problems within our team, mainly injuries to key players, and we need time to find solutions for them. But then, all players in our squad wants to win and that is a good sign.

“We are analysing our problems. The players lost focus at times in the last match against Al Sailiya which we lost narrowly through a late goal. Past is past. We are learning from our mistakes.. We can improve day by day.

“We have many injury worries, the main being striker Christian Osaguona and experienced defender Bilal Mohammed. However, we also have depth in our squad. We do not play in all tournaments with just 11 players.

“It is only the beginning and we have to seek solutions to these problems soon,” said Banide.