We’ve to prove our capabilities on the pitch: Al Rayyan’s U-23 coach Souza


Al Rayyan’s Under-23 coach Gilson Souza spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 13 match against Umm Salal.

“The next game against Umm Salal is an important one as far as we’re concerned. We’re preparing very hard. We’ve to prove our capabilities on the pitch, where victories are achieved and not by history and statistics.

“We know that our opponents aren’t having a good run of late. But we’ll be wary of them and we’ll play for a win. Our team hasn’t been defeated in the last four games. That augurs well for the team and we can achieve better results in the coming games.

“The two-week break in the QNB Stars League didn’t affect our team. We played and won against Al Shahania by a 3-1 margin in the third round of QSL Cup.

“It’s difficult to assess the level of the team. Our goal was title triumph. However, it’s a fact now that Al Duhail are edging closer to it, so we aim to be in the top four,” said Souza.