Pre-Match Press Conference — Al Ahli


Al Ahli coach Joaquin Capaross spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 9 match against Al Kharaitiyat.

“I believe both teams are at the same level. I’m happy with our performance against Al Markhiya last week. That helped us a lot and we’re now sixth in the QNB Stars League standings. We’re keen to keep winning and earn some valuable points.

“Against Al Kharaitiyat, we’ll throw up all our resources and put up a fighting performance. We were able to field all four professional players together for the first time last week. Some of them were absent either through injuries or suspension. We’re in a better position now. We’ll play an offensive game.

“I don’t think Al Kharaitiyat are as bad as they fared against Al Duhail. They didn’t deserve to lose that badly. At the same time, we’re staying all focused on this game. Ours is a good group of players, who can lift their game by several notches.

“Al Kharaitiyat have a good coach and many quality players, who can turn the tide in their favour against any opponent. Rachid Tiberkanine is one player who can win matches alone,” said Capaross.