Qatar SC midfielder Mohamed Omar in an Exclusive Interview with QSL Online

‘We’re still at risk of relegation’

Will Qatar SC continue their good run following their back-to-back victories over Al Sailiya and Al Ahli in the QNB Stars League? That is the question doing the rounds ahead of their clash with formidable Al Rayyan in Week 18 on Sunday, 25th February.

In an Exclusive Interview with QSL Online, Qatar SC midfielder Mohamed Omar spoke about various topics, such as their game against Al Rayyan, the positive changes to the squad and their ambitions.

Omar said the team had improved a lot in the second phase and achieved better results under the guidance of Qatari coach Abdullah Mubarak. He felt the changes made on professional players’ front during the winter transfer window had paid off. The team’s performance is getting better after every match and the great efforts being made by the club management, technical staff, officials and players are all getting results.

“We struggled at the bottom rung for long, but are now better off. Yet, we face the risk of relegation as the difference in points between us and bottom teams is not high. We still have five games remaining and we have to fight for each point,” said Omar.



He reflected on the reasons behind their unimpressive start to the season.

“There is no particular reason but maybe the injuries or the choices of the foreign players and bad luck. Surely, such issues affected our performance at the beginning of the season,” he said.

Noting that Qatar SC changed three professional players in the January transfer window by adding Syrian Osama Omari, Brazilian Patrick Fabiano and Chilean Luis Jimenez to their ranks, Omar said they all have been contributing greatly to their good fortunes of late.

“We are all aware of the great responsibility we had and feared going back to the Second Division, which will be heartbreaking and unacceptable for us, especially since we had worked very hard to regain our place in the top flight. We have learnt from our mistakes and we hope to continue with the same pace and positive spirit that emerged during the recent two games. Now, we face a stronger opponent in Al Rayyan,” he said.

Omar stressed that the match against Al Rayyan would not be easy even though Qatar SC would go into it with high spirit, determination and concentration that they exhibited in the last two rounds against Al Sailiya and Al Ahli, and were keen not to drop more points.

According to him, Al Rayyan have a number of high-quality players in all positions.



Despite the fact that he did not play much this season, Omar said the most important thing for his team now was to get victories.

“I am available and ready to serve my team at any moment and in any position. Whether to field a player or not is the decision of the coach and I do respect his decisions. I am passionate about representing Qatar SC and I have never thought of leaving this club even when we were in the Second Division,” the medio said.

He gave his takes on playing under previous coach Gabriel Calderon and his successor Abdullah.

“Each coach has his own methods and concepts. I do respect our previous coach who was not lucky enough in some games. Also, I have the same amount of respect for our present coach as the team has improved a lot under his leadership,” said Omar, adding that they were keen on securing the best possible finish in the QNB Stars League.