Al-Sadd coach Javi Gracia stressed the importance of his side’s 5-1 victory over Al-Shamal team, in Round 15 of the QNB Stars League.
In his statement to the club’s website after the match, Gracia said: “I am happy with the victory that we achieved and through which we gained 3 important points for our campaign. The first half was equal between the two teams, and in the second half we showed our capabilities and the quality of the team, which gave us the advantage and the five-goal win.”
The coach added: “I am also happy with the participation of the young players and their ability to perform well during the match.”
He continued: “Al-Shamal came into this game after some good results in the last two matches, and therefore this match was not easy. Winning is an important step for us and we are looking forward to the upcoming game in the team’s campaign.”
Regarding the team’s ascension to the top of the table again, Gracia said: “I focus only on my team and its development day to day in training, and we do not look at the results of the competitors. Our goal is to get the three points in every match and this will come by working hard and making the utmost effort and this is our goal in the next stage.”