Pre-Match Press Conference — Al Arabi


Al Arabi coach Qais Yaakoubi spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Round 6 match against Al Ahli.

“I’m so happy with our performance against Al Sadd in the ‘Qatar Derby’. Even though we lost, we created many chances. With a bit of luck, we could’ve at least scored a couple of more goals. It was a special game and our players did rise to the occasion. We hope to put up an improved display against Al Ahli.

“Our game is improving after every outing. Good results come from good performances. Al Ahli are a side with a lot of quality players, so we aren’t taking them lightly. We’re 11th in the standings and we need to garner more points at this stage. We hope they come sooner rather than later. My duty is to prepare the side in the best possible way. We had changed 90 per cent of the team at the start of this season. We’re still in the process of trying out various combinations and permutations. I’m particularly keen on my wards staying in good shape, mentally and physically. I’ve confidence in them and I hope we can score more number of points in the forthcoming fixtures against Al Ahli, Al Kharaitiyat and Al Gharafa,” said Yaakoubi.