Pre-Match Press Conference – Al Kharaitiyat


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

“In the first place, I’m very realistic ahead of this game. Al Duhail are the league leaders and they’re a formidable side. There’s no doubt about it. So, if we get one point against them, we’ll be happy. After beating Al Gharafa, we drew our last two games against Al Arabi and Al Markhiya. That calls for us to improve our performance. In football, you do your best and then wait for the results. We must plan well, prepare well and perform well. The results will follow.

“We’re learning new lessons every week. We lost concentration in some games and lost some valuable points. So we must fight till the end. I always tell my players to produce their best. If you win, you’re heroes. You don’t win or lose before a match, so it mainly boils down to preparations and performance on the pitch. 

“Al Duhail have many star players, but we aren’t worried about it. We know what we’re capable of. I believe my boys have the capacity to beat them if they play to their potential,” he said.