We must do our best to beat Al Arabi: Al Rayyan coach Arruabarrena


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Al Rayyan coach Rodolfo Arruabarrena spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 5 game against Al Arabi.

“We are back to league action after an international break and we are into a big match against Al Arabi. They had suffered a setback against Al Sadd, but they came back strongly.

“In the process, Al Arabi also showed they can score many goals. They are playing the way we also want to play at the moment. We can expect a tough fight. They already have nine points and that is how you start a league competition.

“However, we do not lag behind. In fact, the difference between top team Al Sadd and us is only two points. You must show patience especially at the start of a league competition and wait for good results to come.

“Al Arabi have the potential to make it a great match and I am sure fans can see a great game. 

“All our players are ready and I will decide on the playing eleven based on the fitness and form of the players on the match day. The same is applicable in the case of new recruit Jonathan Menendez also.

“I have players who play with great energy and passion. We will not change altogether just for one match. Our system is for the entire season. We study our opponents and try to take advantage of their weaknesses,” said Aurrabarrena.