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Bruno Miguel: Our aim is to defeat Al-Markhiya and stay top

Al-Sadd head coach Bruno Miguel has spoken of the challenge of facing Al-Markhiya in Round 8 of the Expo Stars League.

Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Bruno said: “In the next match against Al-Markhiya, we are expecting a team that will reduce space for us. They are a team that will be very compact in the defence and it will be very hard for us to overcome them. We need to understand the game and we need to be smart to find the small gaps to move the ball.”

He added: “Yes, we have a tight schedule of matches but we are trying to manage the situation. We are doing some substitutions earlier than usual to be able to keep the players in condition to play the next game in a short time.”

“For us, the most important game is always the upcoming one, so we manage whatever is possible for us to manage. If it’s not possible, we will try to win this game first and then think about the next game.”

As for the team’s objectives in the upcoming period, Bruno remarked: “This is the life of coaches and players who are working at a club like Al-Sadd – we need to win all the games. There is no room for draws or defeats. We need to be at the top and that’s where we will be, for sure.”

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