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


Al Sailiya coach Sami Trabelsi spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 11 match against Al Duhail.

“I think the most difficult phase is behind us, having suffered back-to-back defeats despite dominating those games. We made many mistakes and had 50 per cent responsibility for these two losses. We paid heavy price for individual mistakes than the missed opportunities.

“The main problem was psychological, rather than physical or tactical or technical. Overall, I’m not happy with our campaign in the first phase. We could’ve fared far better and collected more points.

“We’re trying hard to rectify the errors and we’ll play for victory against Al Duhail, who’re strong opponents. Some of our defeats happened because we played offensive and not defensive. That has been our strategy this season and we’ve got good results too.

“Against Al Khor, we played almost 60 minutes with 10 men following Majdi Siddiq’s send-off. That affected the players’ morale. But there’s no excuse for the loss to Al Ahli. We had two or three solid chances and we missed them all,” said Trabelsi.