Crespo: We want to prove that we deserve to qualify

Coach Hernan Crespo confirmed that Al Duhail will work to prove that it can qualify from Group D and play a strong match against the Iranian team Sepahan tomorrow evening. Coach Hernan Crespo said at the press conference today: “We are preparing for our last match in the group stage against the Iranian team, and the mood is very promising in the team camp. Everyone is happy after beating Al-Taawon and qualifying for the next stage of the competition. We know that our match against Sepahan will not be easy and we must prove through it that we qualify from the strongest group.”

On the improvement of the team’s performance after losing the first match, the coach said: “There are no secrets in football, but there is continuous work, which changes the level of performance and gives the team the strength it needs. This comes by focus and by serious training. Al Duhail has an amazing group of players and that is what helped the team pass the group stage.”

As for his first experience in Asian stadiums, Crespo said: “This is a new experience and a challenge. I am very happy to be part of Al Duhail and I thank the club’s management, which helped me adapt quickly to the team, as well as the players for their professional behavior and mentality.”