Al-Sadd forward Akram Afif emphasised the importance of being focused, ahead of his side’s Amir Cup 2021 Round of 16 clash with Muaither.
Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Akram said: “Some people think that the match will be easy but there are many examples from around the world of teams going out to second division sides. Al Rayyan and Al Gharafa lost to Al Markhiya last season.”
He continued: “We need to play with full commitment against Muaither. We are in a good period now and there’s an excellent feeling among the players. We need to be play at our 100% in these games and just one mistake can send us out. We want to continue and reach the Amir Cup final again, and play for the title.”