Pre-Match Press Conference - Al Duhail


Al Duhail coach Djamel Belmadi said their QNB Stars League Round 5 match against Umm Salal on Saturday would not be easy. He was addressing a pre-match Press Conference.

“We’ll face Umm Salal, who managed to make a strong start this season. They won three games and tied one, which means we’ll face a team with great ambitions and their statistics confirm that the game will be very difficult.

“Umm Salal are the only side, who managed to beat us last season. This very fact demands that we stay focused on the match. We’ve assessed their strengths and weaknesses, and we know what it takes to win the match. They’ll have to do a lot on the pitch to stop us.

“Umm Salal are a fierce opponent but, like in every match, we’ll look for victory. We’ve a big game and the match is important to Umm Salal too. And if we want to retain the league title, we must work more harder and sustain the momentum,” the Algerian coach added.

Al Duhail are leading the QNB Stars League table with 12 points with an all-win record. They have pushed Al Sadd to the second position on goal difference though they both have equal number of points.