Pre-Match Press Conference — Qatar SC


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

“I must admit that all matches are difficult for us, as can be understood from our standing in the league table. We’ve only one victory to show for our efforts. In the last three games, we scored only two goals and conceded 11! We’re really struggling to strike a balance in our side.

“I was entrusted with the task of building up a side capable of fighting in the first division, after we earned our promotion from the second division. It takes time, but I don’t have time. That puts the team in a spot. One of our strikers hasn’t scored a single goal so far. Football is now more about statistics. The players must deliver.

“We had 13 new players in our side this season. They need time to improve. I’m still hopeful and will try to change the trend. I want our foreign recruits to help the local players. To have a big team, you must’ve a big mentality.

“Even after six games, we aren’t getting the desired results, so we need to do an overhaul within the squad. I take the responsibility, but it’s time players pulled up their socks,” said the Argentinian.