Xavi: We deserve the win over Al Rayyan, I’m proud of the players’ mentality

Al-Sadd coach Xavi Hernandez spoke of his happiness after his side’s 2-1 victory over Al-Rayyan in Round 21 of the QNB Stars League.

In his statement to the club’s website after the match, Xavi said: “We played an amazing and wonderful match, we won against a great team and we deserve to win, and we also deserved to score more goals.”

Xavi added: “It was a wonderful game from our players, both defensively and offensively. I’m happy with the win and happy with the players’ performance today.”

The coach continued: “The team won the league and we are still playing intensely, winning and enjoying and this mentality of Al Sadd players in the current period, this makes me proud and our goal remains to end the league competition without losing a game.”

Xavi concluded by saying: “We have a final round in the league against Qatar on Friday, and after that our focus will entirely be on the AFC Champions League, the most difficult competition.”