Galtier: Great victory and good preparation for the Amir Cup…

Al Duhail Head Coach Christophe Galtier described the team’s victory over Al Muaither tonight as “wonderful”. The coach said in a statement to the club’s official website after the end of the match:

“It was a great victory after our disappointment in our last match in the Super Cup to Shabab Al Ahly and our loss in stoppage time. But today we managed to play a very serious match and the players were diligent from the start and we managed to score twice but the opponent managed to reach the equalizer after each goal due to the mistakes we made.

The coach added:

“I spoke to the team players during the halftime about the need to deal strongly on the field, which we succeeded in doing, as we started well and managed to score in the first minute of the second half, which made the match go in one direction. What was noticeable was the clear effort exerted by the players despite the fatigue, as everyone was performing as required and with a present mentality, and the team was one unit even though the match was not easy, as we faced a team that entered the field in search of victory to secure their presence in the league and to avoid relegation.”

Galtier continued:

“I spoke to the players and told them that this match comes as part of the preparation for the Amir Cup, which is very important and we still have two matches that we want to win.”

At the end of his speech, the coach praised the performance of the team’s young players, saying:

“Both players Tahseen Mohamed and Rashed Al Abdullah managed to appear well during today’s match and presented what was required of them, especially since Rashed managed to score the team’s fifth goal. In today’s match, the strikers scored 4 goals, which reflects the team’s offensive effectiveness.