QNB Stars League Week 11 Pre-Match Press Conference — Umm Salal


Umm Salal coach Mahmoud Jaber spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 11 match against Al Markhiya.

“We haven’t won in four matches and we’re keen to finish the league’s first phase on a winning note. We will play for a victory against Al Markhiya, who had given a tough fight against Al Duhail in the last round. 

“We want to be back in the top four bracket. Overall, I am satisfied with our performance. We fared badly only in one or two matches. And some results did not go as we expected.

“Of our last four matches, three were against strong sides, so I’ve no regrets. If we win this game, that will have a lot of bearing on our standing in the second phase of the campaign. The result may even determine whether we would finish the league engagements in the top four or in the middle.

“We adopt our strategies after analysing our opponents. It is not that we are ultra-defensive. In the last game against Al Rayyan, we achieved our target. We did not want to concede a goal early,” said Mahmoud.