Al-Sadd’s Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla spoke of the need to prepare well ahead of his side’s clash with Al-Duhail in Round 14 of the QNB Stars League.
Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Cazorla said: “It will be a very difficult game against Al Duhail, we know that they are in a very good period. We have to prepare well for the game and try to win the important three points.”
“I am very happy to play here and I enjoy a lot in the team. It’s a really difficult league. It’s true that we are in a good way, and we are in a very good position in the league. I try to enjoy and I try to help the team, and this is the most important thing. We will try to win everything.”
Asked about the upcoming opponents, Cazorla said: “I think Al Duhail are in their best moment in the league now. It’s true they changed some players but I think they have some very good players like Edmilson, Dudu, Benatia and Boudiaf. They have great quality to play football and it’s a very good test for us.”
“It’s the team that’s competing with us for the first position so we have to prepare well and work hard.”
He added: “We have a very good opportunity in the next game because if we win, we will have a very good lead.”
“We know that it’s true we have to play many games in the future. But for us, it’s a very good opportunity, like a final for us because we know if we win that game we will have a very good chance to win the league.
“We have to be concentrated and focused in the game, and of course, we have to try to win in front of our fans.”