Al Duhail Head Coach Hernan Crespo described the victory achieved this evening over the Saudi Side Al Shabab and qualifying to the Semifinal as a huge step and accomplishment. The Coach said in the post-match press conference held at Al Thumama Stadium: I would like to congratulate the players on this huge win following a very tough game. We knew how strong Al Shabab is. However, we managed to create many goal scoring opportunities, and we performed well. We managed to qualify to the Semifinal for the first time in the Club history. Congratulations to the Club Management as well.
The Coach said: We are glad to reach the Semifinal round. The team doctors are working hard on the players’ recovery. Also, we are not aware of how serious the injury of Edmilson is. I am so convinced with the strength of this group of players. Everyone deserves to play as we own a number of distinguished players. If Edmilson returned, we would be very happy, but if he is missing, another player will cover his place.