QNB Stars League Week 19 Pre-Match Press Conference — Umm Salal


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

“Personally, the match against Qatar SC gives me mixed emotions as I had represented them for four seasons. However, this is football and we expect the game to be tough given the recent good form of Qatar SC and their positive results. They had won two matches in a row before losing to Al Rayyan last week.

“And they are an improved lot under Qatari coach Abdullah Mubarak. They have players who possess high fighting spirit.

“If we sustain the momentum, then we can finish this season’s QNB Stars League in the fourth place. Nevertheless, nothing is guaranteed as the difference in points between many teams is less. There are a few teams that can reach the top four and that is what our players should be kept in mind.

“From what I have witnessed in the training sessions, our players are keen to to stay in the elite quartet and thus play in the Qatar Cup,” said Talal.