We’ve to focus on Umm Salal match: Al Gharafa coach Jokanovic


Al Gharafa coach Slavisa Jokanovic spoke to the media ahead of their 2020-21 season QNB Stars League Week 22 match against Umm Salal.

“We must be physically ready to face Umm Salal in our last league match, especially since it comes after our AFC Champions League match against Uzbekistan club FC AGMK, which went into extra time.

“This match will determine our position in the ranking table and Umm Salal, who achieved their goal of staying in the league with their result in the previous match. They are an organised and strong team. They are a team who do not score many goals and in return do not concede many goals either.

“The match will not be easy because they seek to end the season in the best position and with a win. We have to focus on winning to end the league in a positive way,” said Jokanovic.

Al Gharafa player Saeed Al Hajj said, “We are seeking to win the match because we want to end the league in a positive way and the three points are important. Therefore, we are required to focus in order to win.

“Umm Salal have appeared in a strong way in recent matches and they are a well-organised team. On our part, we focus on our preparations so that we can put up a strong performance.”