Pre-Match Press Conference – Al Duhail


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Al Duhail coach Djamel Belmadi spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League match against Al Kharaitiyat.

“I see this match as a new challenge for us. Many of our players are back from international duties for their countries during the two-week break in the QNB Stars League. We’re working hard after their return, so they could gel well again with the rest of the players. We want to keep winning and stay right on top of the table. We’ll look to gain three points.

“We know that bottom-half teams have a lot of motivation while playing against top teams. Some players will be more keen to exhibit their full skills in order to impress. That makes the rivals’ task harder.

“I take this opportunity to congratulate our players Youssef Msakni (Tunisia), Youssef El Arabi (Morocco) and Nam Tae-Hee (South Korea) on helping their teams qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. We’re also delighted that they’ll play in the showpiece tournament,” he said.