Oleksiak: We are capable of compensating…

The pre-match press conference was held at 02:30 pm yesterday in the club’s press conference hall, for the team’s postponed match from the sixth round in the Expo Stars League, which will bring Al Duhail together with Al Wakrah team, in the presence of assistant coach Thierry Oleksiak due to the travel of the team head coach Christophe Galtier to his country for an emergency reason. The assistant coach Oleksiak expressed his confidence in the team’s ability to return against Al Wakrah, he said: Everyone was affected by the recent loss to Al Sadd, but we have ceaselessly begun preparations for our next match versus Al Wakrah in order to prepare the players for this important confrontation that we will enter in order to achieve a positive result.

The coach added: The team is capable of overcoming all the circumstances they face, even though we will face one of the distinguished teams in the league, but we have the determination to improve the results and we want the next match to be our real start.

Oleksiak continued: Losing always has a negative impact in the world of football, and we are trying to overcome this matter, correct the mistakes that have appeared, and rehabilitate our players psychologically in order to enter the field in the next match, and we are at the top of our focus.

The coach said: Our training continues seriously to restore the performance we showed in our match versus Persepolis, in which we achieved victory, but after that we retreated and lost a number of points domestically.

He concluded: The red cards that was granted to our players had an impact, as did the injuries that kept a number of names from participating, but it is something that happens to all clubs, and this is not an excuse for us.