Qatar Football AssociationNews
01.06.2015 10:15 in :

HAMILTON, New Zealand: StrikerAkram Afifon Monday said
aggressive game-plan is the only way forward for Qatar.

“We saw a significant change in the way we played in the second half
against Colombia,” Afif said after a training session at Porrit

“An improved Qatar hit back in the second half. Surely we can play in
the same manner again,” he added.

“If you ask me, we have to forget the Colombia loss and take our full
focus to the next games. We have to note the mistakes we made and now
plan on winning the games against Portugal and Senegal,” he added.

Europe-based defender Fahad Shanin said: “There was a lot of pressure
in the first game. When there’s pressure, players sometimes make
mistakes. But the good thing is how we played in the first half did
not impact how we challenged in the second.”

He added: “We played strongly in the second half but we missed chances
to score. In addition, there were two possible penalties that didn’t
go our way.”

Shanin, who plays in Belgium, said: “Our goal now is to win the next
encounter against Portugal in order to compensate for the loss on
Sunday. I think we can achieve this (goal).”

When reminded about huge number of Colombian fans backing their team
on Sunday, Shanin, 20, said: “That’s not the case. We can handle crowd
pressure. We handled crowd pressure when we won the Asian title in
Myanmar (last October).”