QFA chief echoes confidence before Gulf Cup opener
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: QFA president Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed al-thani on Wednesday sounded confident about his team’s chances on November 13 when Qatar play Saudi Arabia in their opening match in the 2014 Gulf Cup held in Saudi Arabia.
“We want to win in our first game and we have what it takes to do so,” he said. “We are expecting a positive result from this side, we are well prepared. We are very positive about our chances against Saudi”.
“The players gelled well in the preparation period. winning matches gives any team confidence. We feel the same way,” he added.
“The players continued training after we land Riyadh. We do not want to lose intensity before this key match. Everyone will be on the training pitch,” he said.
“We have to be positive and play an aggressive game. It will be a different match compared to our previous friendly matches in recent months”.
Qatar were pitted in Group A alongside Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Yemen.