Qatar Football AssociationNews
02.06.2015 12:53 in :

HAMILTON, New Zealand: Qatar players have turned their attention to
clash against Portugal with an eye on a possible first win at FIFA
U-20 World Cup, Austria-based striker Jassim Al Jalabi said on

A spirited performance from Qatar on Sunday saw the Gulf side go down
in their Group C clash after a first-half strike by Joao Rodriguez at
Waikato Stadium.

“If you ask us, we have forgotten the Colombia loss because we we are
only looking at our next match against Portugal so that we could
create chances of qualifying to the next round,” Al Jalabi said after
a team training session on Tuesday.

“It is necessary to ignore that loss so that we can move forward,” Al
Jalabi, who played 60 minutes against Colombia before being benched,

“We have switched our attention to the remaining games. We must win
those to have a chance of qualifying to the next round,” the
19-year-old, who plays for LASK Linz in Austria said.

“We know that Colombia scored from a lucky move though we controlled
the game in the second half,” Al Jalabi said.

“What we need to do is carry the form we showed in the second half
(against Colombia) in our next game (against Portugal) on Wednesday,”
he added.

Al Jalabi’s LASK Linz team mate Assim Madibo said Qatar must play as a
unit in their remaining games.

“There was a brief spell when we did not play as a team, early in the
first half,” midfielder Madibo said on Tuesday. “But we changed that
trend in the second half against Colombia. I think that should be our
tactic going forward.

“Maybe it was nerves in the first half (on Sunday) but now we have got
that game out of our system,” Madibo, 18, said. “When it was pressure
time, we delivered with force. We created many attacks. What we need
to do is exploit such attacks in our favour.

“Doing that will help us win games,” Madibo said.

“We have to compensate the loss by winning the next two games. We have
the potential to do it,” Madibo said. “We will try our best to be in
that position,” he added.