QNB Stars League Week 11 Pre-Match Press Conference — Al Sadd


Al Sadd coach Jesualdo Ferreira spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 11 match against Al Kharaitiyat.

“The matches against Al Kharaitiyat are often very difficult. We will try our best to bag full points, so we will be able to keep pace with Al Duhail and Al Rayyan. We have no option other than winning to achieve that aim. My players are game for it.

“We are not as strong as we were in the previous season. Injuries are our main concern. I hope we will be able to field all players always together in the second phase of the league. I also wish we put behind injuries to key players and take a shot at the title in full form. Our aim is the league title and we will go all out for it till the last round.

“Regarding our AFC Champions League campaign, we are ready for it. We have six matches in the group stage and that requires a lot of efforts and great discipline,” said Ferreira.

Al Sadd striker Meshaal Al Shammari said, “Al Kharaitiyat are also a tough side, so we must play with all our strength. The absence of key striker (Baghdad) Bounedjah will not affect our performance. We’ve the determination to win.”