Al Duhail Head Coach Hernan Crespo described the confrontation versus Al Arabi as tough and difficult. He said in the pre-match press conference held today at 06:00 pm in the Club’s press conference hall: Our preparations are going as required. The team played the match verus Muaither last weekend, and the players went to rest and we resumed our training again, and it is going well. We know that Al Arabi did not succeed in achieving a strong start in either the league or the AFC Champions League, but it is a distinguished team that has a good coach and we respect it very much and the confrontation will be tough.
The coach said: I do not expect there to be an easy match in the league, and versus Muaither we were under pressure, but we succeeded in achieving victory, and the players performed well even though they lost the initiative for a period of time, but they succeeded in returning and presenting themselves as required and came out with the full three points.
The coach concluded: The team will be ready for the match, and I know that the players will present what is required of them on the field in order to achieve their third victory in the competition.