The Algerian Djamel Belmadi coach of Lekhwiya team stressed on the difficulty of the upcoming match that will gather his team tomorrow's evening against Al Jazira (UAE) team in the first matches of the AFC champions league .
Belmadi said during the press conference about the match which was held today at the club meeting hall : " We begin the AFC champions league with a strong confrontation against a tough competitor who presents good levels in the Emirati League and owns great players " .
He added :" We have to focus during the match and our goal is to achieve a good result in the beginning of the Asian League because it will help us in the end of the groups league and enhance our chances to qualify to the second round of the championship " .
Belmadi continued by : " This is Lekhwiya's 6th participation in the AFC champions League and this gives the team accumulated experience and we are trying to take advantage of this experience and invest it in this current version , in the previous year we were not able to overcome the round of 16 and we want to achieve an achievement for the club this time " .
Lekhwiya coach continued by :" The 6th participation in a row is an evidence of the success of the team and that we are a permenant competitor on the local level , and there are no teams that can do this ".
Belmadi pointed at that the Asian championship is a permenant goal for his team and wants to achieve its title , and that his team is trying to learn from the previous mistakes to reach the farthest point and achieve a new achievement for Lekhwiya club " .
And about the team's chances in the championship and the ability to win the title in the middle of the strong competition from the East Asian teams , he said : " Al Ain (UAE) was close from the title last year , and if we worked well we will have all the chances in achieving the Asian title " .
And about the impact of the shining of the team locally in the last period on the performance of the team in the Asian championship , Belmadi said : " The circumstances and the competition and style of playing of the teams are different , but it is good to enter the champions league in a good locally level , but this does not guarantee anything and we have to work hard to achieve our goal " .