Week 12 Pre-Match Press Conference — Al Markhiya


Al Markhiya coach Yousef Adam spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 12 match against Al Sadd.

“This is a revenge game for us. We had beaten Al Sadd on the pitch in the opening week of first phase, but the result was overturned for fielding an ineligible player. So we are out to prove a point.

“It is tough for any side to play against Al Sadd. We had worked hard during the break in the league. My players know the importance of this game. We have analysed Al Sadd’s matches and we have an idea about how they usually perform.

“In the first phase, we had chances to win some games, but we could not. We created opportunities galore, but our finishing lacked bite. Hopefully, we will overcome all those shortcomings in the second phase.

“Ours is actually a good group of players and I strongly believe we don’t deserve the last position in the league standings. Each game is unique and a different challenge. Even top teams are under pressure, in the race for the title, and the bottom ones also, to avoid relegation,” said Yousef.