Benatia : " I Preferred To Be With Al Duhail Despite The Gulf Offers I Received "


The team's new professional the Moroccan Mehdi Benatia was spoke to the media in the press conference ,

 

The team's new professional the Moroccan Mehdi Benatia was spoke to the media in the press conference , he said : " The negotitiations were long with Al Duhail club and i thank Khalifa Khamis who facilitated my presence here and my presence in Doha is the best for me and for my family and i want to achieve many goals with Al Duhail club " .

Benatia continued by : " I played with big teams like Bayern , Roma , Juventus and i won with them a lot of championships , and now i have different goals the first is the coronation with the Asian title with the club , and the club's ambitions are what led us , as Al Duhail succeeded in contracting with a great coach Rui Faria and contracting with the Japanese player Nakajima is a very good conract , and the presence of the team's current players , i think all of these factors can lead the team to success in the AFC Champions League " .

And about the reactions after refusing Manchester United offer and accepting Al Duhail offer and the possibility of excluding him from the Moroccan team , Mehdi said : " I found criticism from the Moroccan sports critics after moving to Doha , but i want everyone to respect my decision because it was the best for me and for my family because i want my kids to grow up in Islamic atmosphere , and i could go to clubs in the UAE or Saudi Arabia but i preferred to be with Al Duhail and there a lot of Moroccan players who participated with the national team and were with the Gulf clubs and coach Harvet Rennard knows me well and if he sees that i do not deserve to be with the national team , i will respect this decision ".