Al Kharaitiyat need victory to avoid the drop
14 Apr 2016 - 0:03
Doha: Al Kharaitiyat will need a win against Umm Salal at Al Khor Stadium tomorrow if they are to avoid relegation from Qatar Stars League.
Kharaitiyat are twelfth and dangerously close to the drop zone as they are only one-point clear of Qatar SC.
A win against Umm Salal will confirm the Thunders will stay in the Qatar Stars League next season.
Amar Osim (pictured), coach of Kharaitiyat, is hoping that his team can step up and rise for the challenge, “We hope we are ready for this challenge. We are working on it and we know that there is no possibility to repair things after this last game.” “The good thing about the game is that we know exactly what we need. If we want to decide our situation this time we know that if we win we are ok. In this context the situation is clearer,” added the Bosnian tactician.
Speaking about the upcoming match Umm Salal, Osim added, “I don’t think this is an easier match. I hope it is. Umm Salal will want to go up in the table and for sure they will not go down. They are a serious team and they have played very well all season long.”
Kharaitiyat defeated Al Wakrah last week but Osim believes that Umm Salal is much stronger opposition.
“Umm Salal is a very difficult team even more than Al Wakrah. Umm Salal is 5th and Al Wakrah is 11th so to be 5th is a big achievement in this league.”
Kharatiyat’s position could be affected by the result of other matches but their coach is not concerned about that, “I don’t want to talk about the other games I just want to focus on our match. We are all motivated to win,” added the 48-year-old.The Peninsula