ِAl Duhail Head Coach Christophe Galtier confirmed that the team’s next match versus Umm Salal next Friday evening will not be easy. The coach said in the pre-match press conference held yesterday evening in the club’s press conference hall: Without delay, we will play our league match versus Umm Salal after our Asian match, and our players need recovery, however we will prepare the team for this confrontation in the required manner, and we will communicate with the medical staff to find out the players available to us, and the next period of the league will witness intense successive matches.
The coach continued: I watched the last match between Umm Salal and Al Gharafa to analyze it and find out their strengths, and if we want to improve our ranking before the stoppage period, we must score points in this match, and I know that we will face a team that is good at spreading, and that is why we must play with all seriousness and caution, especially since they have distinguished strikers, such as Delors, who I trained when he was playing for the French club OGC Nice and was the team’s top scorer.
Galtier added: The month of December will be crowded with matches, and we at Al Duhail Club are always facing such matters, as we will lose a number of our international players, and we know the extent of the responsibility. We will try to be on time and keep up with the difficulties, and we will benefit from the coming period in preparing our players, Ibrahima Diallo and Luiz Martin, as Edmilson continues to be absent and Philippe Coutinho.
The coach concluded: I spoke with the assistant staff about the team’s lag in the score in the first half and the return in the second half. We will amend this matter and prepare the players mentally during training and during the warm-up period before the start of the matches. This work will continue, and the players must be at the peak of their concentration before the start of matches in order to achieve the goal we want.