30 April 2024
14:58 PM
Article Number :0056
Doha, April 30 (QNA) - Al Sadd coach Wesam Rizik and player Tarek Salman spoke to the media ahead of their Qatar Cup 2024 semifinal against Al Wakrah.
"We are happy to win the league title and participate in the Qatar Cup a tournament that includes four leading clubs of the Expo Stars League. It is an important match against Al Wakrah and we are seeking a positive result to make the final.
"We will play with full force and we are happy with the return of some of our players from injury, which will enhance our strength in the match.
"Al Wakrah achieved positive results in the league championship. We had two drawn results against them, but the next match is much different from the previous ones. Al Wakrah will also give their best and we must be careful, and provide a better performance to overcome them.
"We are preparing for the match vigorously and focusing on our strengths. The clash will be much different than from the league matches and all the teams players are fully prepared.
"In the league championship, the journey is long and we entered the competition strongly, and we succeeded in outperforming everyone. Yet facing Al Wakrah in the Qatar Cup is different and we strive to give our best since we have only one chance to qualify. Al Wakrah have a good coach. I wish him success, but not in this match.
"Guillerme Torres is injured and his season is considered as over with Al Sadd, but we have a good alternative. The team has many distinguished players.
"Winning the Qatar Cup title is a personal challenge after winning the league title. Our goal is to win all tournaments this season and to make it a historic season for Al Sadd," said Wesam.
Tarek Salman said, "Al Sadd and Al Wakrah matches are always strong and exciting. They are a special contest and we look to provide our best and advance to the final.
"Al Wakrah gave an outstanding performance in the league championship, but our goal is to win against them for the first time this season. The clash would be different and difficult for both teams, and we are very excited to get a victory and qualify for the final.
"Our goal is to give our best to make our fans happy by qualifying for the final." (QNA)

Sports, Qatar
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