Pre-Match Press Conference — Al Kharaitiyat


Al Kharaitiyat coach Ahmad Al Ajlani spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Round 6 match against Al Markhiya.

“We know Al Markhiya are also on a high following their first victory in this season’s league. This is an important game for both teams and I hope we continue to win. I think our confidence should be more high, having beaten Al Gharafa by a big margin in the last round. We’ll still put in a lot of efforts.

“The delay in registering the first victory in a league competition will put you in a spot. The same happened to us. The sooner it happens, the better. Negative results will erode the fighting qualities of players. If you take our first four matches, we put up a strong showing against Al Rayyan and Umm Salal. Then we conceded a late equaliser against Al Khor and lost to Al Sailiya after taking the lead.

“Our strong point is counter-attack. However, in the last match, the situation demanded that we attack. Al Markhiya too played well in their last game, so it all will depend on how best you fare on the field. We are seeking 13 points from the first phase,” he said.