El Jaish are primed for a win, says Lamouchi
DOHA: Lekhwiya coach Djamal Belmadi on Thursday said his team was
highly motivated to win against El Jaish when the two sides clash in
the semi-finals of the Emir Cup on Friday.
The reason for the confidence is simple: Lekhwiya – one of the most
consistent sides in QSL – has never won the Emir Cup.
“It will be a strong clash for sure,” Belmadi said on Thursday. “We
have already played three times this season. But we will be playing to
win the game and reach the final because we have never won the Emir
Cup title,” he added.
“We will fight all the way and create as many chances we can to score
goals. We must play strong up front. I think the game will be very
tough. We look forward to creating pressure on our opponents,” he
“The team’s moral is positive. Our last game was very difficult but we
managed to win in the last few minutes,” Belamdi said.
“I have the confidence in my players. We can do well. We can win,” the
Sabri Lamouchi, the El Jaish coach, said his team was primed for a ‘win’.
“We face a strong side but we are ready. The players will do their
best,” Lamouchi said on Thursday.
“By winning the game, we can get one step closer to winning the title.
We are going to fight, like we do every game we play in an El Jaish
jersey,” Lamouchi said.