Qatar eye win against Yemen
RIYADH: Qatar coach Djamel Belmadi on Saturday said his team will play to win in their Gulf Cup match against Yemen on Sunday.
On Thursday, Qatar played a 1-1 draw against hosts Saudi Arabia to share points in the opening clash.
“We will play to win. There won’t be any half measures,” Belmadi said during a press conference on Saturday.
“We saw that Yemen played well against Bahrain (on Thursday). So we know the strengths and weaknesses of Yemen,” he added.
“What matters is what happens on the pitch,” Belmadi said when reminded that Yemen was well backed by a huge group of fans following the team in Gulf Cup.
”In general, the game will be tough as they are a good side. For us, this is a very important event as we are also looking at the Asian Cup (in January),” Belmadi said.
”I have asked my players not to repeat mistakes committed in the first clash,” Belmadi said.
“When I took over as coach six months ago, I had lots of things to achieve. I think we are moving in the right direction,” Belmadi said.
Qatar play their last group stage game on November 19.