Al Duhail Head Coach Christophe Galtier stressed the importance of the match that awaits the team on Saturday evening versus Qatar. The coach said in the pre-match press conference that was held yesterday evening in the club’s press conference room: Ahead of us an important match, especially since it comes after our loss in the previous round to Umm Salal. Therefore, we must be at the top of our focus and enter the field with caution and be decisive in order to achieve victory.
Galtier said: During our last match in the Champions League, the players appeared in good shape and won. Now, we have focused on the next match in order to collect its points and appear in a distinguished level in it.
The coach continued: Fatigue happens to all clubs that participate in external tournaments, but the team was lucky after we recovered the services of Karim Boudiaf and Luiz Martin in the previous match, in which we missed the efforts of Ruben Semedo and Khaled Mohamed after the red cards they received. We still suffer from absences, the most prominent of whixh is the team striker Michael Olunga… however we will reach the appropriate formation for this match and choose the elements that will help the team achieve the desired result.”
The coach concluded: The coming period will be full of matches, which will require us to work on preparing a large number of our players and giving opportunities to young players and those who did not participate in the previous period and make changes in the formation for fear of players being exposed to muscle injuries.