Javi Gracia: We proved to everyone we are the best

Al Sadd coach Javi Gracia expressed his happiness at lifting the QNB Stars League title for the 2021/22 season, following the Round 20 game against Al Duhail, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

In his statement to the club’s website after the match, Gracia said: “It is very important to continue to succeed and build on what we have achieved. We have proven to everyone that we are the best in Qatar.”

About the game against Al Duhail, Garcia said: “In the first half we were not good; yes we got some chances, but we were not good and Al Duhail controlled the first half more than us.”

He continued: “In the second half, we were able to change the team’s performance with the entry of Abdelkarim Hassan. We succeeded in that and we were better in everything after that. We scored the equaliser and we were close to victory, but we were unable to score the second goal.”

Gracia indicated that the team is progressing at a steady pace and achieving excellent results, and added: “We have achieved excellent results in the last 10 matches, in the league championship and in the Amir Cup.”

The coach also sent a message of gratitude to the Al Sadd fans who attended the crowning game to show their support to the team. “I want to share this beautiful moment with them. They, just like me, have the right to be proud of this team.”