Luiz: An important match we are looking to win…

Al Duhail Player Luiz Martin stressed the need to come out with a positive result in the team’s match versus Al Sadd tomorrow evening. The player who spoke at the pre-match press conference held yesterday evening said: We are excited for our match versus Al Sadd. It is a big and important match for us and for them and for the league in general. It is a top match, and it is widely followed by fans, and we must win the victory in it to improve our position in the standing table.

Luiz added: We need to solve some of the problems that have appeared in our performance, especially in the last matches where we saw some fluctuations. After we presented a good performance versus Persepolis in the Champions League away from home, we returned to Doha and settled for a draw in the league versus Qatar. There are many things that need to be improved, such as concentration on the field, which is what we need to work on. The team has a new technical staff with a new philosophy, and we are trying to adapt as quickly as possible to return to the right track and start winning matches, but sometimes it takes a little time, either on our part or on the part of the coach, who needs time to convey his philosophy to the players and make them understand his way of working, and we also have players with individual skills that can make a difference and I believe that things will improve a lot very soon after we get used to the new philosophy.

He continued: We must be more focused on the field, and our victory over Al Sadd will give us confidence because they are currently on the top of the league table and it is the most competitive club for us in the previous seasons. This match is very important for us.

Martin concluded: We as players realize that we have to change this situation because we have the ability to achieve that. During the past period, we faced some issues, especially with injuries, but the matter has improved significantly in the recent period after we regained the efforts of a number of players, and we realize our capabilities. Al Duhail is a big club, which requires us to always be at the top of our level and compete in all tournaments, as we are the champions of the previous season and we know that we have a lot of pressure because we face fierce competition from all clubs. There are still many matches awaiting us that we can improve the situation through them, and when we win, we gain confidence and progress in the standing.