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


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Al Sadd coach Jesualdo Ferreira spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 15 match against Qatar SC.

“We have to be careful not to lose any point in the next games. All matches are difficult at this stage. Qatar SC have made a few recruitments in the winter transfer period and therefore a good preparation must be made against them if we have to collect full points.

“Our new players such as Ali Faridoun and Akram Afif are definitely good additions to our squad. The same goes with Hamed Ismail and Abdelkarim Hassan. They know the team well and can quickly adapt to our system.

“I’m also happy that our youngsters did a very good job for Qatar at the recent Under-23 Asian Championship in China. Akram is a distinguished player in his own ways, but he has to compete for a place in the starting line-up as we have the likes of Xavi (Hernandez), Hassan Al Haydous, Jugurtha Hamroun and Ali Asad.

“We are happy to have Faridoun with us. He needs some time to adapt. This happened with Hamroun and Boualem Khoukhi in the beginning. Faridoun does a lot of work in the training and I am confident he will get his chance soon,” said Ferreira.