Assistant coach Thierry Claude: We are ready for Al Sadd and the absence of Galtier will not affect us…

Al Duhail Assistant Coach Thierry Claude confirmed the team’s readiness to face Al Sadd tomorrow evening, Wednesday. The coach said in the pre-match press conference held yesterday evening in the club’s press conference hall: We will play a big match versus a team that stands at the top of the league table, which is Al Sadd, which has great potential and distinguished players. For our part, we attach great importance and focus to this match because we are working to win it after we stumbled with the loss to Umm Salal and the draw with Qatar in the previous two rounds.

Claude continued: We are working continuously with the players in order to reach them to the ideal level of physical, technical and psychological preparation for this important match, which we will enter in order to compensate for the points we lost because we will face the top team in the league currently and coming out in front of them with a positive result achieves us many gains.

The coach added: The absence of Galtier from being with us on the bench in the next match will not affect the team because we know the role that we must play during the match, just as the players inside the field are a team, the technical staff is also a team.

Claude concluded: Both are going through the same circumstances in terms of the pressure of matches and the players not getting enough rest, but we hope to be on time and that the team achieves what is required in the match and comes out with a positive result.