Pre-Match Press Conference – Umm Salal


Umm Salal coach Mahmoud Jaber spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League match against Al Sadd.

“We used the break to prepare thoroughly for this game and analyse our mistakes. We still have four games left before the league reaches the halfway mark. We slipped from the top four in the last round and reaching there again by the end of first phase is our main target.

“In the short term, we’re focusing on this game as Al Sadd are a strong side. They’ve a good coach and outstanding players such as Xavi Hernandez, Baghdad Bounedjah, Hassan Al Haydous and Jugurtha Hamroun, so we must bring out our best. We’re prepared for any result even though we’re well prepared.

“We’ve the players who can win us big games and this match can be no different. We’ve taken a lot of positives from our defeat to Al Sailiya in the last round and we hope to take them to our advantage against Al Sadd. We’ve had many missed opportunities. When you don’t score and concede goals, you lose. It’s as simple as that. I hope my strikers will deliver against Al Sadd,” he said.