Coach Luis Castro expressed his trust in the abilities of his players to achieve their third victory in the league against Al Gharafa , and the coach said in the press conference that was held today at 5:30pm in the press conference hall in the club : " Our preparations before the matches are always similar specially with the players who returned after their participation with their national teams , and our focus is on the attack and defense side , and we will work on correcting the position and not making mistakes despite the teams we are facing , Al Gharafa is a difficult team which have good elements " .
The coach said : " There is no difference between Al Duhail players either they are national players or they did not participate with their national teams , as everyone performs well in the trainings , Al Gharafa will face Al Duhail and what is important to me is performing the players trainings , and what is important to the team is achieving the match complete points " .
Castro continued by : " In Al Duhail we do not look at the results of the other teams that we respect and prepare for it in the required way , and football now depends on professionalism and respect , Al Gharafa has a good medfilder line and a quick attack , and the match will be difficult on both teams " .
And about the readiness of the players physically and mentally : " There is no coach that is completely satisfied with the performance of his players , and in Al Duhail we have players with special levels , but the team was completed only 10 days before , and we did a successful camp but was missing a large number of players , and now we are working with the players physically and technically to prepare them for the matches " .
And about the absences in the team , Castro said : " We will have absences in this match because of injuries and suspensions , and there is a number of players who did not participate , but we are looking for solutions to compensate the absences " .
In the end the coach said abou the presence of the fans in the stadium : " fans are the secret of the success of football which gives the players morale and their presence is important , but because of Covid all the stadiums in all the world are not full with fans "