Laudrup expects improved performance from Lekhwiya
Doha: Lekhwiya coach Michael Laudrup is expecting an improved performance from the Qatari champions when they host Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia in their second Group A match in the AFC Champions League on Tuesday.
And the defeat means Laudrup’s side are bottom of the group, a situation the Danish coach is keen to rectify.
“We aim to win the match against Al Nassr and make a good comeback following the defeat that we had against Persepolis,” said Lekhwiya coach Laudrup, who saw his team return to the top of the league standing after they defeated rivals Al Sadd 1-0 on Saturday.
“The match will be very hard though due to the good performances our opponents have shown so far.”
“The AFC Champions League is different from the local league and that is why I hope that our players will show a good performance. We must concentrate if we want to win against Al Nassr and hopefully we can get the three points.”
Defender Ahmed Yasser, who was substituted against Persepolis in the second-half in Tehran with an injury, remains in doubt for the meeting with Al Nassr.
Qatar Stars League champions Lekhwiya entertain Al Nassr, with the host side desperate to repair some of the damage following their opening day defeat at the hands of Persepolis.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Bunyodkor v Persepolis
Lekhwiya v Al Nassr