Qatar Football AssociationNational Teams | First Team
22.12.2017 23:20 in :
KUWAIT CITY: Coach Felix Sanchez on Friday said Qatar, the defending

champions, will be eyeing a win against Yemen when the two sides clash

in their Gulf Cup opener today.

Sanchez, who announced a young looking squad for the eight-team Gulf

Cup, said his side is confident of getting the three points.

Qatar face Yemen at the Kuwait Sports Club Stadium. In another match

on Saturday, Bahrain face Iraq in another Group B clash.

“Our ambition is to play a very good game against Yemen and then get a

good result also. We want to start with three points. Then we will

think about the next game. We will go step by step in this

tournament,” Sanchez said.

“We are looking forward to our first game. We have prepared well. We

know it pays when you start well in a tournament. So we are looking at

our first game with intention of winning it,” Sanchez told a packed

media conference on Friday.

“When you make a good start, you usually do well and settle into a

nice rhythm. The players have been working very hard. They want to

play a good tournament. We have the potential (to dominate),” the

Spaniard added.

“All the players we have here are obviously the best ones we have. All

the players involved in the squad are very motivated to do well. We

are the defending champions. We want to compete hard against what are

very good teams.

“The standard is top-notch and we are looking forward to starting

positively. The confidence is high since the players know we are the

defending champions,” he said.

When asked to comment on the Yemen team, Sanchez said: “Yemen is a

good side. I would say they have a group of talented players, They

have some brilliant individual players. They have our respect. They

are a fine bunch of players. We will try to attack early.”