Xavi: It was a tough match, we were better than Al-Rayyan

Al-Sadd head coach Xavi Hernandez spoke of his satisfaction after his side defeated Al-Rayyan 1-0 in the QNB Stars League Round 10 clash on Wednesday.

Speaking to the club website, Xavi said: “It was a difficult game. We were better than Al-Rayyan, especially in the second half. We wasted many opportunities and we could have scored more goals to increase the result.”

He added: “I am happy with the performance of all the players. It is not easy to win the Cup and then return to give a strong performance. The players who started the game performed well and everyone on the team was up to the responsibility.”

“It was a deserved win for us. We are 7 points ahead of the closest team at the top of the table and we must continue to give our best in the coming matches.”

Xavi concluded by saying: “We are in our best moment. We are training well and showing great levels in the matches. I want to thank the Al-Sadd fans for their support for the team during the recent games.”