‘Qatar won’t be complacent’ against Bhutan: Carreno
BHUTAN: Visiting Qatar side won’t be complacent against hosts Bhutan.
coach Daniel Carreno said on Monday.
The two sides clash in a 2018 FIFA World Cup and 2019 Asian Cup joint
qualifying match at Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu on Tuesday.
Qatar, who crushed Bhutan 15-0 in their opening leg in September, are
leading Group C with 15 points following five successive wins in the
“No, we won’t be complacent,” Carreno said during a press conference on Monday.
“We are here to get three points and retain our top spot in the
group,” Carreno added.
“We will not underestimate Bhutan. We have prepared really well, yes,”
“We aim to exhibit an all-round game on the pitch so that we get what
we are looking for,” the Uruguayan said.
“We respect our opponents. They are a young team and surely they won’t
to do well on their home soil,” he added.
Qatar will be missing their star striker Khalfan Ibrahim who has
recovered from an injury sustained in September but needs match
fitness to claim a recall, Carreno said before leaving for Bhutan.
Qatar landed in Bhutan on Sunday. Al Anabi played an intense
international friendly against Turkey in Doha on Friday which the home
side lost 1-2.