Crespo: We are ready for the game and the red card is the first in my career…

Coach Hernan Crespo confirmed that Al Duhail is ready to play the Round 6 match versus Qatar, and the coach said in the pre-match press conference that took place at 05:45 pm yesterday in the club’s press conference hall: The team is going through good moments after our recent results and victories, but The challenge is still going on, we have to work hard to keep winning and we have to do our best in the remaining matches.

Crespo said: “The league matches are not easy, but we have to focus on the performance of our players and how to prepare them.

Crespo continued: The defensive performance in the match versus Al Arabi was good, but this does not mean that the brilliance was for the defense line only, but all the players carried out all that was required of them. The team played 5 matches, we lost the first match, we won 3 matches, we came out with a clean sheet in a match and we drew in a match with a goal that came from a penalty kick, while our professional defender Semedo, who was not with us in the preparational camp and still needs time to adapt with his teammates.

Regarding his expulsion in the team’s match versus Al Arabi, Crespo said: This is the first red card for me throughout my career in football venues, since I was in the age categories. But in our match versus Al Arabi, I got angry after I saw Edmilson screaming from the tackle, which made me react badly, the thing of course I am not happy with and it will not be repeated on my part again.