We are ready to face Al Arabi: Al Duhail’s caretaker coach Bruno


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Al Duhail’s caretaker coach Bruno Oliveira spoke to the media ahead of their 2019-20 QNB Stars League Week 13 match against Al Arabi.

“I have had the privilege to work with departed coach Rui Faria. He is a distinguished person, as a coach and as a human being. I wish him success in his future career.

“The Al Arabi game will be difficult, especially because they have been doing well this season. But we are ready to meet them. We prepared the team well and we will enter the field with victory in mind.

“We will not accept another loss. Any defeat will leave everyone with a feeling of shock and sadness as we are used to achieving victories.

“When you achieve many victories, it means that you have a strong will. If you lose, you must recover quickly in order to get the players out of the sad situation. I am confident that our players have the ability to take the team to victory against Al Arabi.

“Bassam Al Rawi is still out of action with an injury. We will also miss Ismail Mohammed, who got injured during the 2020 Qatar Cup final,” said Bruno.

Al Duhail player Luis Martin said, “I have trust in the team’s ability to make up for the loss in the Qatar Cup final and be back among the victories. The Al Arabi game will not be easy because the opponents have players with good levels.”