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Xavi: I’m proud to continue with Al-Sadd

Al-Sadd head coach Xavi expressed his delight after extending his stay at the club, and spoke of his aim to achieve more goals along with the players and the staff.

Xavi said: “We achieved a lot together, scored goals, won matches and titles, and we are all very proud of this success. Getting this kind of support is the best thing any coach can get.” ... 

Amir Cup: Al-Sadd beat Al-Arabi 3-0 to reach the final

Al-Sadd reached the final of the Emir Cup 2021, after defeating Al-Arabi 3-0 in the semifinal clash that took place on Sunday at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium

The Wolves will now await the winner of thr other semifinal between Al-Duhail and Al-Rayyan.

Nam Tae-hee opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a header, after a cross delivered by Yousuf Abdurisag from the right. Despite creating several more chances, Al Sadd couldn’t score again in the first half but after the break, the team was finally able to add to their lead. ... 

Tabata: We are looking to win and qualify for the final

Al-Sadd’s Rodrigo Tabata spoke of the importance of the next match against Al-Arabi in the semi-final of the Amir Cup.

Speaking during the pre-match press conference, Tabata said: “A very important match awaits us against Al-Arabi in the semi-finals of the Amir Cup. We are ready and expect the match to be very competitive.” ... 

Sergio Alegre: We were hoping to win and ensure qualification

Al-Sadd assistant coach Sergio Alegre expressed his dissatisfaction after his side lost 2-1 to Al-Nassr in the sixth and final matchday of the AFC Champions League group stage.

Speaking at the press conference after the match, Sergio said: “It was an intense match. We were hoping to win and ensure qualification. We played well in the first 20 minutes, but after the first goal of Al-Nassr, we fell back. We lost in some positions and tried to compensate in the last few minutes but we did not succeed.” ... 

Santi Cazorla: It will be a difficult game against Al-Nassr, and we are ready to win

Al-Sadd’s Santi Cazorla described his side’s upcoming AFC Champions League game against Al-Nassr as difficult and decisive, and stressed on the desire to win.

Speaking during the pre-match press conference, Cazorla: “It will be a difficult and decisive match, and it is the last game in the group. We as a team are fully prepared to win against Al-Nassr and to get the three points.” ... 

Xavi: It’s another final for us against Al-Nassr

Al-Sadd head coach Xavi Hernandez addressed the media on Wednesday and stressed on the importance of the upcoming game against Al-Nassr, in the sixth and final round of the 2021 AFC Champions League group stage.

Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Xavi said: “It’s another final for us and we have to win it. It’s a very important match for us, to ensure top spot in the group and to qualify for the next stage.” ... 

Xavi: It was a great battle with Foolad, we deserve to win

Al-Sadd head coach Xavi Hernandez praised his players after the 1-0 win over Iran’s Foolad in the fifth round of the AFC Champions League group stage.

In his statement to the media after the match, Xavi said: “We played a wonderful match, it was a great battle with Foolad. The Al Sadd players were better and we deserve to win. Now we are at the top of the most difficult group in the tournament.” ...