Italian coach Cesare Prandelli has asked the players to do more in the upcoming match, especially when Al Nasr will be facing the defending champion, asserting that this year's championship is at the highest level and that the teams' levels are close, making every match strong. Without considering the position of the team in the standings table.
Prandelli said, "In the previous game we were not worthy of defeat, but this is the case in football. The players have to fight on the pitch to win and we will not bury our heads in the sand,"
"The game will be strong and enjoyable for the fans because the two teams have a strong image and will play in order to win to fold the last round, the absence of Ahmed Khalil will not affect the team, as they have alternative solutions."
On Wanderly's absence from the scoring, Prandelli said: "Wanderly is a distinguished player and his absence from the scoring is a situation experienced by all the attackers of the world at times but he has the strength and skill so that he can return to the opponents' nets and this will only be achieved by helping the team and creating more than one scoring opportunity during the match. "
For his part, Khalifa Mubarak stressed that he is not afraid to face any striker and Al Nasr team estimated a win and the good results in each game and overall the results of the team during the past period is not as much poor, in the first game we beat Ajman in the Arabian Gulf Cup and in the 1st round of the league championship was Sharjah team was defending with 11 players and in the game against Al Wahda we performed in a special level in the second half but lost in stoppage time.
He added, "We hope that we will succeed in the next game and we are able to win against any team, this season will be better than last season because the team plays full-fledged and there is no absence in-effective."