The player Karim Boudiaf asserted that the victory against Al Khor in the first round will give the team a big morale support before Al Arabi difficult confrontation , and Boudiaf said in the press conference that was held this evening : " We are ready for Al Arabi match and the players are ready for this confrontation , and there are some injuries but I expect the return of the injured players in the third round ".

Karim said : " Fatigue is very difficult as we played many matches with the national team for three months but we were able to have some rest and I am sure that all the players are 100% physically ready ".

Boudiaf continued by : " I know that we will adapt fast with the new players and the football philosophy of the coach and the new coaching staff , and it is normal to need some time to adapt and we are with him from only 5 days , but I see that it is easy to work with this coach ".

Karim concluded by : "It is not easy to achieve no titles in the season , which happend for the first time in Al Duhail but this is football and this season we promise to do our best to achieve titles "  .