QNB Stars League Week 15 Pre-Match Press Conference — Al Rayyan


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Al Rayyan coach Michael Laudrup spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 15 match against Al Markhiya.

“We have to take this game very seriously as Al Markhiya are fighting for their life. They will do everything because they want to stay in the league. I expect them to fight with all the resources they have. We all know what they are capable of doing. They even held Al Sadd goalless a couple of weeks ago.

“It is good that a few players, such as Hossam Kamal (who also addressed the Press conference and rejoined them after loan term to Al Arabi), Ahmed Yasser (from Spanish club Cultural Leonesa) and Abdulrahman Al Harasi (after loan period to Al Sailiya), have joined us. They will certainly strengthen our squad especially since we will have to soon play every three or four days as AFC Champions League matches are also coming up.

“We will also be travelling and we need to rotate the players. The same is the case with Al Duhail, Al Sadd and Al Gharafa. I take this opportunity to congratulate Al Gharafa on making it to the AFC Champions League. It is good for Qatar to have four teams this year in the Asian competition compared to two last time,” said Laudrup.