Al Gharafa coach Slavisa Jokanovic spoke to the media ahead of their 2019-20 QNB Stars League Week 15 match against Al Ahli.
“After exiting from two cup competitions (Amir Cup and Ooredoo Cup) in successive weeks, I hope there will be a reaction that leads us to provide a better level. We regret the recent results, we did not appear at the required level. Now what we think about is the next match. We will try to turn a new leaf by winning it.
“In football, there is always a next stage for you to think about. Now, we have Al Ahli match and we will do our best to get three points.
“When we talk about Al Gharafa as a strong team, there are other teams that are strong too, such as Al Sadd and Al Duhail. For me, when our squad was complete, our level was better.
“But when some key players were absent, such as in the last game where we missed three foreign professionals, our performance dipped. The solution is to be organised and keep working for all players. Everyone must be ready to take advantage of the opportunity and provide the best,” said Jokanovic.