We’re ready for Al Duhail: Al Arabi coach Hallgrimsson


Al Arabi coach Heimir Hallgrimsson spoke to the media ahead of their 2019-20 QNB Stars League Week 13 match against Al Duhail.

“It will be difficult for both teams. We are able to make things difficult for Al Duhail. At the same time, our opponents have not lost a game so far in the league and have outstanding players in their ranks.

“We had put up a strong performance against Al Duhail in the first leg and the match ended in a 1-1 draw. The positive thing is that our players are well aware of the responsibility they have.

“In Al Duhail, there are big changes and they want to make a strong comeback, especially after their loss to Al Sadd in the final of 2020 Qatar Cup. We are mindful of all these matters and are ready for them.

“It is good that the Qatar Olympic team players have returned to the team’s fold. The presence of all players as well as strengthening of the ranks with Helal Mohammed from Al Khor is a good thing for the team. The new player has trained with us and he is sure to provide valuable addition to our squad.

“We may miss the services of Morteza Pouraliganji and Abdulrahman Anad for this match. Pierre-Michelle Lasogga is also a doubtful starter,” said Hallgrimsson.