Al Shahania coach Jose Murcia spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 19 match against Al Ahli.

“It will be a tough fixture, no doubt about it. It is a foregone conclusion that the teams will fight it out for full points.

“Points are most welcome especially at this stage. We will play without pressure and we look forward to playing with great optimism. We are fully aware of the fact that the three points would be great in our mission to fulfil our ambitions.

“Talking about our opponents, Al Ahli are a good team and we must show the respect they deserve. They lost to Al Duhail, while we defeated Al Rayyan in the last round. The win over Al Rayyan helped us a lot.

“The team is now playing under less pressure, but we are realistic and we are aware of our position in the league. Now the pressure is on Al Ahli because they have a new coach and they have had two consecutive losses.

“It is true that we are ahead of Al Gharafa and Qatar SC in the table, but that is the result of great work we have done. However, it is not enough and we must continue to do more,” said Murcia.