Al-Sadd midfielder Ahmed Sayyar stressed on the importance of the first match of the new QNB Stars League season, against Al Sailiya, saying that opening matches are always difficult for both sides.
Speaking during the press conference, Ahmed said: “Opening matches are always difficult for both teams, because it is the first match in the league.
He added: “Al-Sadd always has the ambition to win and get the match points, and this is what we will strive for against Al-Sailiya.”
Regarding the absence of international players, Ahmed said: “Certainly, the absence of international players from the preseason period will have an impact on the team, and it may have a positive or negative impact at the same time. I hope that the return of these players will motivate the team in the first match of the league.”