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


Al Rayyan coach Michael Laudrup spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 18 match against Qatar SC.

“We are back to the QNB Stars League after two games in the AFC Champions League. After the Qatar SC game, we have a tough match against Al Gharafa. I would say even if we win the last five games, our chances of winning the league title is nil. Yet, it is very important to keep winning and do well in the tournament as every time you win, that will boost the confidence of the players.

“That is why we want to keep winning… to sustain the momentum. In the last game against Al Sailiya, we had made eight changes. Even though the game was drawn, we had a chance to win it in the last minute had we converted the penalty. Those are positive changes.

“We just got back after the AFC Champions League campaign and I will have to see before deciding which all players are to be fielded against Qatar SC. But it will be less this time. Sometimes, I make changes to also see which players are doing well,” said Laudrup.