Al Rayyan coach Diego Aguirre spoke to media ahead of their 2020-21 QNB Stars League Round 7 clash against Al Ahli.

“Al Rayyan will treat this clash as if we are playing a final, so there is no room for complacency. We must aim for victory in order to approach the summit and we must compete seriously for the win.

“If Al Rayyan win, the situation will be very good, but in the event of a loss, things will be difficult, and that is why we know the importance of this match. We are playing a side that is ahead of us on the points table. If we are serious about competing for the league title, we must achieve victory.

“Everyone was surprised by the level Al Ahli have exhibited this season. They have achieved five wins out of the six matches they have played, which means that it is a confrontation against a strong team and there must be a strong focus on the field,” said Aguirre.

Al Rayyan player Johan Boli said, “The team is prepared to face Al Ahli to the same degree that it prepared for the last match against Al Kharaitiyat. I know that the players are determined to win the three points that the team needs at this time.

“We are taking it step by step, knowing it will be a difficult clash that can bring the team together against Al Ahli. I know what the fans wish for me and I will give everything in my capacity to help the team achieve its goals.”