Al Duhail Coach Hernan Crespo confirmed the team’s readiness for their match versus Al Sadd on Thursday evening at the top of Round 21 fixtures of the league, and the coach said in the pre-match press conference that was held at 06:30 in the evening yesterday in the club’s press conference hall: We have a match that does not need to be presented and it speaks for itself, and everyone knows Its importance to us in order to win the league title, and we will face a respectable team, and the match will be a new challenge for us, and we are ready for it.
Crespo said: We had to overcome many of the difficulties that we faced this season, which we started missing a large number of our international players, as well as injuries that deprived us of the efforts of a number of our players for long periods, and the absences that we faced, such as the absence of Edmilson, which made us learn a lot. In our next match we won’t tolerate it as our players will continue their strong performance on the field.
Crespo continued: Our players must remain calm, work on the importance of the match, and show their strong personality, as it was in previous matches. I am happy with what the players are doing on the field, and the team has influential elements such as Olunga, the top scorer, and Nam, who has a distinguished effort, but we will miss the services of Al Moez because of the accumulation of yellow cards, but I have a distinguished group, and I expect a lot from them on the field.
And about his evaluation of his career with the team, the coach said: I am trying to do my best, but I must thank the players for the performance they demonstrated, whether they participated continuously or who participated a little this season, everyone contributed to all the achievements that we accomplished and appeared with professional performance in training, matches and I present my appreciation to them. If you have a good coach and players who do not bear responsibility, you will not achieve any titles, but the team this season succeeded in reaching the final of the Referees Cup and lost the title by penalty shootouts, won the Ooredoo Cup and the Qatar Cup, reached the semifinal round in the AFC Champions League and was knocked-off in the Amir Cup quarterfinal, and now we are competing to win the league title, despite what we were suffering and as I said earlier.