QNB Stars League Week 19 Pre-Match Press Conference — Qatar SC

Qatar SC coach Abdullah Mubarak spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 19 match against Umm Salal.

“We are still in the shock of a big loss to Al Rayyan. We are trying to put behind that disappointment and looking towards making a new start. I hope my players will show character and put up a strong performance against Umm Salal, who are keen to remain in the fourth place.

“That makes our task even more harder. They will come hard at us and we must be prepared for that. Umm Salal will miss three defenders (Juad Ahnash, Adil Rhaili and Ismail) due to suspension, but I don’t think that will make a big difference as they have a strong squad. And they proved that by coming back into the top four last week after beating Al Sailiya.

“On our part, we have professional players who did not play in six games. We are seeking more points to stay away from the relegation zone. In fact, we target the sixth place and that is not impossible.

“It is normal that all teams are doing everything they can as we are nearing the end of the tournament. I don’t feel pressure,” said Abdullah.