The Croatian coach stated in the post-match conference: “What’s the problem if we get a penalty? Had we gotten the call, we would have drawn 1-1 and the match would have been totally different. The rules must apply to everyone if the league is to develop.”
Al Shahaniya refused to question Al Gharafa’s merit to win the matchday 17 clash between the two sides, but posed the question and stated that he isn’t expecting an answer.
On the other hand, Al Gharafa coach Pedro Caixinha expressed his relief after the win and stated: “We got many good things from the match today, firstly we got back to winning ways, and secondly the three important points.”