Pre-Match Press Conference —Umm Salal


Umm Salal coach Mahmoud Jaber spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Round 7 match against Al Sailiya.

“Our preparations for the match against Al Sailiya started right after our last game against Al Khor. This is a very important game for us in the first phase of the league competition. Al Sailiya have lost only to Al Sadd and Al Rayyan. They’ve a strong attack line, which we should be wary of. That shows they’ve the ability to cause upsets.

“We’ve assessed their strengths and weaknesses. They don’t lag behind Al Sadd, Al Duhail or Al Rayyan. We hope to continue our good work. Last season, we had many injury worries. Fortunately, we’re in a better position now without injury concerns. All that is behind us now. We’re taking one match at a time.
“We’ll give chances to our youngsters in the QSL Cup, to be played during the break after this week’s action. Thus, we hope to keep the squad in a good shape and battle-ready.

“(Yannick) Sagbo and Mahmous Al Mawas have been in fine nick and we just hope they deliver when it matters the most,” he said.