QNB Stars League Week 11 Pre-Match Press Conference — Al Gharafa


Al Gharafa coach Jean Fernandez spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 11 match against Qatar SC.

“Yet another tough game. But winning this game is crucial for us as we didn’t get good results at the beginning of the season. And we wish to build on our victory over Al Arabi in the last round.

“We’re excited about this match and the players are raring to go. We have provided a good level in all our matches, except against Al Kharaitiyat which we lost by a 1-4 margin.

“Our main problem is lack of finishing. Our players are found wanting in the rival box. If they show more efficiency inside the box, it will do a world of good for us.

“We will sorely miss Slovakian attacking midfielder Vladimir Weiss, who will undergo a cruciate ligament knee operation soon. He had been playing well and the season is over for him. We have to come to terms with his absence. We will decide about his replacement during the break after the first phase.

“Right now, our priority is the Qatar SC match. Later on, we will think of our AFC Champions League campaign,” said Fernandez.