Al-Sadd head coach Jesualdo Ferreira described his team’s upcoming clash with Persepolis in Group D of the 2019 AFC Champions League as a tough match.
Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Ferreira said: “We are looking forward to an intense game. Our preparations have been normal for this game.”
He added: “We did not give our best in the game against Al-Ahli. Defeats always have a negative effect and it is a warning bell for us before the Persepolis game, and so it is now time to make amends. All the players are fully prepared for tomorrow’s game but we need to wait before we can confirm the starting lineup for the game.”
Asked if the team will be looking for revenge, Ferreira said: “If the Persepolis game was a final, it would have been a revenge match, after we lost to them in the semifinal of the last edition. But we are now playing in the group stage and this match has its own specialties.”
Ferreira concluded: “We will be fully ready for this game, in order to achieve our objective which is to get our first three points.”