Pre Match Press Conference - Al Khor


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Al Khor will take on Al Gharafa in Round 4 of the QNB Stars League on Saturday, 14th October, and coach Laurent Banide told the pre match Press Conference that they had their sights set on victory.

The Frenchman said the two-week break in the league helped them further prepare the side through their QSL Cup fixtures. In his view, Al Gharafa do not deserve to be struggling in the ninth position with only two points. They had come up with a strong performance against Al Sadd in Round 3 though they lost that game.

“We hope to maintain the team spirit, which was to the fore during our victory over Al Ahli in Round 2 of the QNB Stars League. The break helped us achieve more harmony among the players. We fielded many junior players in our QSL Cup fixture against Al Gharafa, which we lost,” said Banide.

He said the pressure would be more on Al Gharafa than themselves, especially since The Cheetahs have yet to register a victory in the campaign despite having a good coach in Jean Fernandez and some quality players.