Xavi: Happy with the win over Al-Gharafa, the Amir Cup final will be different

Al Sadd coach Xavi Hernandez stressed the importance of his side’s 6-4 victory over Al Gharafa in the QNB Stars League Round 6 game played on Sunday.

In his statement after the match, Xavi said: “I am very happy with the victory and the three points. This result came in an important match and against an excellent team like Al-Gharafa. It was one of the best matches in the league, according to my opinion.”

He added: “We made several mistakes and suffered a lot after going ahead by two goals. We must benefit from what happened today, and improve in the upcoming matches.”

“On the offensive side, we were much better and could have scored more goals. Yet, we suffered defensively and were not good, but this win gives us confidence to do better in the future.”

As for the refereeing decisions, Xavi said: “I do not always talk about refereeing, but everyone saw what happened today.”

Regarding the upcoming clash with Al Rayyan in the Amir Cup final, the Al Sadd coach said: “The Amir Cup final will be different, it will be played in better conditions and atmosphere than today’s match. Our focus from now is on the final match; our goal is winning the championship and defending the title.”