The National Team’s Midfielder Abdullah Otayf confirmed that the team is fully prepared to play the opener against the hosts Russia on Thursday.
Otayf said that the team’s preparation period was outstanding in every respect. It indicated that all players reached a great level of adaptation and group harmony.
This statement was made during a press conference held by Otayf and his teammate Yahya Al-Shehri, on Monday evening at the Conference Hall at Zenit Club in St. Petersburg.
Otayf further added: “There are three days left before the match. We will continue our preparations today and tomorrow and we will be completely ready on the day of the match”.
“The Russian national team is strong. They are the hosts so we will focus on the match itself. I believe that the team with the least mistakes and the highest concentration will win”, Otayf continued.
The Midfielder reiterated that he believes in his teammates, and that the team will play honorably in the opener. This reflects the great support the National Team has received in the last period.
Midfielder Yahya Al-Shehri expressed his happiness that the National Team made it to the World Cup that hosts the best teams of the world. He confirmed that all players have reached an advanced level of work and readiness.
Al-Shehri further stated that the players have spent a lot of time at the training camps, and hoped that this would be in the interest of the team in its upcoming match.
Al-Shehri said that the opener will be a difficult match as it is the opening match of the World Cup and against the hosts, adding that the team is ready to achieve its goals and ambitions in this world tournament.
He added: “We have familiarized ourselves with the Russian team in the friendly matches. However, these matches are not to be relied on. Official matches are quite different from friendly matches and we look forward to wining and scoring the three points”.