QNB Stars League Week 13 Pre-Match Press Conference — Umm Salal


Umm Salal coach Mahmoud Jaber spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 13 match against Al Gharafa.

“I am glad that we made a good start to the second phase of QNB Stars League just like we did in the first phase. I hope my players continue in the same vein having put up an outstanding display against Al Kharaitiyat.
“They have the potential and quality to fare well throughout the second phase.

“Al Gharafa have become stronger with a new coach (Bulent Uygun) at the helm and the signing of Wesley Sneijder and Mehdi Taremi. They showed it in their last match, which they won against Al Ahli. They are also gearing up for the AFC Champions League play-off against Uzbekistan’s Pakhtakor.

“I take it game by game. I am preparing my players every week in such a way as if we are facing the best side in the world. I am not looking at the fourth position.

“Our new recruit (Oussama) Darragi is a player with vast experience. I hope he contributes more to the team in future games. Regarding the fitness of (Yannick) Sagbo, I will see if he is fit to play this match,” said Mahmoud.