Coach Luis Castro expressed his confidence in the team’s ability to present a big match in the final that awaits them tomorrow evening against Al Gharafa.
The coach said in the press conference at 5:45 pm today at Khalifa International Stadium: “The final match is special and the Emir Cup is important for everyone, coaches, players or fans.
Castro said: “Al-Gharafa deserved to be in the final after beating Al-Wakra, and the final matches are different from the league and are played in small parts.
I do not believe that we are the candidate team to achieve the title at the expense of our opponent, football is not subject to such standards, we must focus all the time furing the match, because any small mistake in such matches may keep you away from the title, especially since Al-Gharafa has not won the title for many years and is now as motivated as we are to achieve victory and rise to the podium.
Castro continued, saying: I started coaching 25 years ago and I love challenges and I love pressure.
I did not think for a single day about the challenge that I will face with my new team outside Qatar, my focus during the last period was to prepare the team in the best possible way for the final match, and when the confrontation ends, I will meet with the management and the players and tell them that I was honored to lead this great team and I will send a message to the club’s fans.