We’ll play to win and continue our winning ways: Al Rayyan coach Aguirre


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Al Rayyan coach Diego Aguirre spoke to the media ahead of their 2019-20 QNB Stars League Week 9 match against Al Sailiya.

“Al Sailiya will be difficult opponents, but we will play to win and continue our winning ways. We have prepared the team to be at the top level.

“We are proud to have beaten Al Arabi in front of more than 10,000 fans in the last round. That gives us extra motivation to keep winning.

“My focus is more on Al Sailiya match. We will not benefit from the positive results we got against Al Sadd and Al Duhail, if we do not beat Al Sailiya,” said Aguirre.

Al Rayyan player Gabriel Mercado said, “Our goal is to continue to do well, so we can compete for the top position. Al Sailiya drawing against Al Shahania in the last round will not make us go easy against them. They have brought out strong performances against teams such as Al Sadd and Al Duhail.

“The game will be difficult. We remember that Al Rayyan suffered against Al Sailiya last season. I could score an important goal against Al Arabi, but in the end I am not a hero because the most important factor is the team. As a professional player, thinking as an individual is not good for me.”