Pre-Match Press Conference - Al Markhiya



Al Markhiya coach Ayman Mansour addressed a pre-match Press conference ahead of their QNB Stars League Round 5 match against Al Khor, scheduled for Friday.

“We target three points as our position in the league standings is very precarious. We’re optimistic and motivated despite getting some adverse results. After the QSL Cup fixtures during the break, we had to make some changes to the side and that didn’t click in our last game against Al Rayyan and we lost by a big margin,” said Ayman.

The Egyptian coach said he took full responsibility for the performance against Al Rayyan.

“I assume the responsibility for our bad showing against Al Rayyan even though that was my first league match being in charge (replacing Yousef Adam). We’ve many areas for improvement and we’re working on them.

“We also have the time pressure in between the fixtures, given that we’re freshers in the top flight. But we’re ambitious and learning to handle pressure and manage time in a better way. We hope to put up better displays in the coming weeks.

“We’ve to put behind the disappointment from the loss to Al Rayyan and turn a fresh chapter,” he said.