The team’s player Ali Karimi , expressed his confidence in Al Duhail’s ability to achieve a positive result in his match against Al Rayyan. And the player said the press conference that was held yesterday evening in the press conference hall in the club : " We ended our participation in the club World Cup and we played two matches against two big teams we succeeded in appearing in them Well, we lost the first match and succeeded in achieving victory in the second, and now we are preparing for the league again to achieve a positive result that makes us regain our position , and we will face one of the most important and largest teams in Qatar, which is the Al Rayyan team with good and distinguished performance, which will require us to appear at a good level and achieve a good result, and the coming period will witness intense and big matches in a number of championships , but I assure to everyone that the team will enter the stadium in order to achieve victory in all matches and all competitions ".
Karimi said:" In general, the team players who are present are playing for the national teams and they have the necessary experience to compete in a championship like the club world cup, but our match against Al Ahly Egyptian team the technical level was different not as we do in our leagues in the Asian continent, but when we faced the Asian champion we succeeded in defeating it and in front of Al Ahly we did not appear as required in the first half, but in the second half we succeeded in owning the stadium and we were the closest to achieving a draw, but certainly such kind of matches increase our experience and if we had a friendly confrontation with a team like Al Ahly, we could appear better " .
And about the confrontation that awaits him with his former teammate Shojaei, Karimi said: " Shojaei is my teammate and friend, but now he is with another team and there will be good competition between us in the stadium "
Karimi concluded by : " We know the difference in points between us and Al Sadd which is in the top place , but we will work hard to reduce the difference and win the rest of the matches that await us, but there are other championships awaiting us, for which we must be fully prepared, such as the Amir Cup, Qatar Cup and finally the AFC Champions League "