QNB Stars League Week 19 Pre-Match Press Conference — Al Rayyan


Al Rayyan coach Michael Laudrup spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 19 match against Al Gharafa.

“Al Gharafa are also playing in the AFC Champions League. They have done well, winning one of their matches in the premier continental competition, so it will be a good game.

“I would like to praise Qatar SC for putting up a good performance against us in the last round. Despite winning by four goals, they were strong opponents.

“Al Gharafa is a big name in Qatar. I had expected them to gain more points since the beginning of the season. They lost the services of Vladimir Weiss, but Abdelaziz Hatem returned to them. They also took on board Wesley Schneider and Mehdi Taremi. They are also focusing on the AFC Champions League fixtures and they need to overcome us in order to be in the top four,” said Laudrup.

Al Rayyan player Mohamed Kasola said, “This is a big game between two strong teams. Al Gharafa are performing well recently with an aim to reach the top four. We will put in our best efforts to win this game. I am gradually recovering from my injuries.”