Al Duhail Head Coach Christophe Galtier confirmed that the team’s victory this evening over Al Rayyan was logical based on the opportunities that arose during the course of the match. The coach said in a statement to the official website after the end of the match: Our victory today was very logical, because the players created many opportunities to score, especially in the first half. However on the other hand, we committed a lot of defensive mistakes in addition to a lack of concentration, which made Al Rayyan score their goals. They were the quickest to score and we could have been able to avoid the individual and collective mistakes that occurred. Although we were late in the score at the end of the first half, we were close to equalize.
The coach added: I was convinced and confident that my team would come back in the second half, and this is the reality of the performance we demonstrated. I watched Al Rayyan’s last game in the league versus Al Gharafa, and the scenario was identical to what happened today, as Al Gharafa won in the last minutes, and today’s victory is very important for us. We had to win, especially since the match was versus our direct competitor in the league.
Galtier concluded: We did not have much time to rest, and the players are exhausted, and we will try to recover as much as possible and for the players to recover quickly, and today’s match is a good preparation for our next match versus Al Nasr in the AFC Champions League, as it is the best preparation for it.