Coach Rui Faria expressed his happiness with the draw the team achieved this evening against Al Hilal Saudi team , and the coach praised the fighting spirit of the players who did not lose hope until the final minutes , and Faria said in the press conference after the match : " As i said yesterday that the list will witness a lot of changes and this what happened today because we were afraid to lose a number of players who are threaten to be suspended because of the yellow card , and the team performed very well , we recieved a goal from a reaction from Al Hilal but we were able to have a new reaction in the last match and i think the result is fair and we are happy with this draw " .

And about the participation of Al Duhail U 23 yrs team player Salmen Al Rumaihy in today's match , Faria said : " Since i came to the club i said that any player from the age groups in the club who shows strong desire and strong performance to reach the first team , i give hime the opportunity even if it was a 10 minutes participation to give him the experience to participate in these big championships , and we show them interest by this way , and these young players who participated in today's match worked with the team for a long period and despite not participating with us regularly but they proved their abilities in today's match and i am very happy with the level they appeared with in today's match despite its difficulty and it was against a great team that owns great experiences in this championship "