Pre Match Press Conference- Al Rayyan Vs Al Duhail


Al Rayyan take on Al Duhail in the QNB Stars League match of the week for round three. Ahead of the crunch tie at Al Sadd stadium, Lions head coach Michael Laudrup spoke to the local media about the match. 


Laudup is no stranger to the Duhail set-up having managed former club Lekhwiya for one season, and the Danish coach admitted the Duhail players know each other well.“Myself and Sebastian know the side well, and they have played together for four years now. They know each other well, they have players like Nam Tae Hee, Ismael Mohammed and Yusef Msakni who have been together for a long time,and that is a big advantage for Duhail heading into this match.”


“Duhail are a very attacking team, and I think they will have Ismael and Afif in defence for this match. They have a good balance in midfield in Nam, Karim Boudiaf and Luis Martin and this will be important in breaking down” added the Danish coach when asked to asses his match of the week opponents, Duhail. 


As for Sebastian Soria the Qatari international ended the press conference revealed his joy at the summer signings at Al Rayyan. “Mouhcine Moutouali and Hamdallah have started well with us and along with myself and Tabata we can cause any team trouble in the league. I am looking forward to an exciting match on Friday”