Al-Sadd defender Khoukhi Boualem said his side put up a good performance against Foolad in the AFC Champions League 2021 opening group game, despite dropping two points in the 1-1 draw.
Speaking after the game, Khoukhi said: “It’s better to draw than to lose. We played well and controlled the game against a team that defended strongly. We tried and got many chances but fortune didn’t favour us in front of goal.”
He added: “Every match has its own circumstances. Today we played against a team that defends well and it was our first game in the tournament. We will work on correcting our mistakes in our next game against Al-Nassr.”
“We will prepare well for facing Al-Nassr and of course, it will be tough for both teams. Our goal is to win and get the three points.”