Bounedjah: Playing against Al Rayyan is always enjoyable, winning the Amir Cup is a motivation

Al Sadd striker Baghdad Bounedjah has stressed on the importance of his side’s upcoming QNB Stars League clash against Al-Rayyan, and the need to be focused.

Speaking during the pre-match press conference, Bounedjah said: “The next match against Al Rayyan is the Clasico. It is a huge match and it is always enjoyable, and the team with the most concentration will get the points.”

The Algerian international added: “We thank God on winning the Amir Cup title after defeating Al Arabi. We have closed this file and our focus now is on the Al Rayyan match, which is like a 6 pointer. Al Rayyan got more rest than Al Sadd, but our players are fully focused to win the match and make our fans happy.”

He continued: “Winning the Amir Cup is a great motivation, and every player wishes to win the title and shake hands with His Highness the Amir. We are very happy to add a new title to Al Sadd’s collection.”

Bounedjah concluded by saying: “I always strive to score in every match in order to help my team, and the most important thing is for the team to win and stay at the top of the league.”