Pre-Match Press Conference — Al Rayyan


Al Rayyan coach Michael Laudrup spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Round 7 match against Qatar SC.

“It’s true that Qatar SC are at the bottom of the table, but from the competition point of view, this is still an important game for us. We’ve to continue our good work and sustain the momentum if we’re to give a shot at the title. I mean there’s no room for let-up.

“Qatar SC are a good side. Though they lost badly in their last two matches, they were really good against Al Sadd and Al Duhail. They can put up a good fight and will do everything possible to get points, so we’ve to be wary of them.

“I’m pleased with my wards’ performance so far this season. We won five of the six games and also won both matches in the QSL Cup. We had 12 new players in our squad this season, but we straightaway settled into our stride. I’m happy that our games against Al Sadd and Al Duhail are over for the first phase.

“We’ve a lot of aggressive players and our Under-23 players, such as Ahmed Al Saadi and Sultan Al Kuwari, are doing extremely well. My only concern is that we’ve to improve our game without the ball. Otherwise, we’re playing at a high level,” the Dane said.