Al Arabi coach Heimir Hallgrimsson spoke to the media ahead of their 2021- season QNB Stars League Week 11 match against Al Ahli.
“Due to the short period for rest between the matches, the recovery phase for my players will be the most important. The players must make the most of the good performances during the last three matches we played and continue to do well in preparation for what will be a difficult match. I think we can continue winning in the upcoming matches. I am happy that almost all of my players are ready to play so many matches in a short period of time. This has not happened for a long time that all of my players are available to play and are fit.
“We performed well in the Al Kharaitiyat match and scored three goals in what was an important victory. We hope that we will use this good form in the next match and take advantage of the opportunities that we get to win. It is always important to win, especially in a clash involving Al Sailiya as this match will give us a high morale. A win would also relieve the pressure on the players to give their best and it will elevate us on the points table. So, yes, I would say it is a very important match,” said Hallgrimsson.
Al Arabi player Khaled Al Nuaimi said, “We need to focus during this difficult match against Al Sailiya as our rivals are good and they have top quality players. The importance of this clash is part of our campaign this season. To get the three points is our goal against Al Sailiya. After we performed well in the Al Kharaitiyat match, our thinking is now focused on the upcoming matches. My ambition with the team is to achieve the best results this season as a team. We are on the right path and we must persevere in order to achieve what we aspire to.”