Galtier: My team performed well…

Al Duhail Head Coach Christophe Galtier expressed his happiness with the victory that the team achieved yesterday over Al Shamal. The coach said in a statement to the club’s official website: “We created a victory, and it is a reward for the efforts that our players have been making for weeks, but they did not receive any reward worthy of their training efforts. We were unlucky in many matches, but versus Al Shamal, the victory was well deserved.”

Galtier added: “We had some opportunities in the first half that we did not take advantage of, and in contrast, the opponent found few opportunities. In the second half, they were able to open the scoring, but after that our players rose up and the substitutes Coutinho and Suhaib were able to change the shape of the team and provide the performance expected of them. All the players also worked to bring the team back and snatch the points of the match. What I liked was the reaction of the players, especially after falling behind in the score.”

The coach concluded: “We have to enjoy this victory because it came at a difficult time. During the international break, we will work on the players’ recovery and continue the hard work to increase harmony in order to regain the team’s known performance and to achieve good results in the upcoming matches.