Al Sailiya coach Sami Trabelsi emphasized the difficulty and importance of the Al Markhiya match tomorrow, Sunday, in the postponed tenth round of the QNB Stars League.
Trabelsi said in the pre-match press conference: All matches are of utmost importance to us given the team’s current position in the standings table, and certainly a difficult confrontation awaits us against a team that appeared well in the league and has very respectable capabilities, especially since it is one of the teams that plays football in an organized manner and has a tendency to great offensive, and as for us, we are the best on the moral level, and I hope that we will appear with the face that we showed in our last match against Al Rayyan in the Emir Cup, and be free on the psychological level in order to achieve a positive result.
He added: Every match has its own calculations, and of course the league matches are different from the cup matches, but we hope that the recent victory over Al Rayyan will be a strong motivation for us and that we will use it positively and be in full discipline and focus on the field, especially since facing Al Markhiya is very difficult.
And he continued: Al-Sailiya’s performance has improved and escalated over the last period, but we seek to translate that performance into a result, and I say to the team players, keep believing in your ability to get Al-Sailiya out of this bad situation, and the journey is still long, and our task is very difficult, but not impossible, and we have shown that in many occasions we are not a team that gives up easily.
On the other hand, Abdullah Mubarak, coach of Al-Markhiya, confirmed that his team’s match against Al-Sailiya was a fateful match, and Al-Markhiya seeks to collect all its points, as it has no choice but to win.
He added during the press conference preceding the match: “The preparations are going well and started since the Al-Wakra match in the last round, explaining that they in the technical staff have made a pact with the players that the match against Al-Sadd in the round of 16 of the Emir Cup is part of the preparation for the upcoming matches in the league starting with Al-Sailiya meeting.
He said: Al-Markhiya will play the match as a fateful match, just as it is also fateful for Al-Sailiya, and therefore the focus will be largely on this match.
He explained: Al-Sailiya is a good team and is led by a distinguished coach with great experience, but Al-Markhiya will be at the top of his physical, technical, tactical and mental readiness to get match points.
He concluded: The advantage in the match is in our favour, as we play it without pressure, and separate us from Al-Sailiya by six points, and a match from each other, so it is a competing team for us, and we will play comfortably and the most important thing is to be at the top of our focus.
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