Meshaal Barsham: We achieved what was required

Al-Sadd goalkeeper Meshaal Barsham expressed his delight with his side’s 5-0 victory over Al-Markhiya, in Round 8 of the Expo Stars League.

In his post-match statements, Meshaal said: “We achieved what was required, which is the win and three points, and we came out with a clean sheet. We also succeeded in maintaining our lead in the league.”

He added: “We started the match strongly to score early, as the coach asked us to. Our goal was to score early to give some players a rest, considering the team’s frequent matches lately. And indeed, we achieved what was needed and scored five goals in the first half.”

Meshaal praised the performance of his teammate, Akram Afif, saying, “Akram is a great star; he shone and scored four goals and one goal was disallowed. He’s one of the team’s stars, and we hope he continues to shine.”