QNB Stars League Week 18 Pre-Match Press Conference — Al Markhiya


Al Markhiya coach Adel Sellimi spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 18 match against Al Gharafa.

“This is a crucial game for us in our fight to avoid relegation. We are up against a strong side and we have to be ready to put up the best performance. We need to collect full points. I have full confidence in my players.

“We have many possibilities to put up a strong performance in this game. We must win this match in our bid to stay off the danger zone. We are under pressure. For that matter, all teams are under pressure.

“In a way, pressure is good,  but it should not affect the performance of the players. I mean it should not undermine the players’ ability to perform well. We are focusing on our players’ fitness, technical and tactical aspects.

“We are not thinking too much about other teams’ performances. We have to collect more points and then think about others’ results.

“I don’t think Al Gharafa players will be tired after playing two games in the AFC Champions League. They have a strong squad and they can rotate their players well,” said Sellimi.