Xavi: We must maintain our level and our mentality against Umm Salal

Al Sadd coach Xavi Hernandez shared his thoughts on the upcoming game against Umm Salal in Round 7 of the QNB Stars League.

Speaking during the pre-match press conference, Xavi said: “I asked the players to focus and enjoy, with a winning mentality. We are favourites but only on paper; in reality the match will be very difficult.”

The Al-Sadd coach added: “Umm Salal is a good team with an excellent coach and great foreign players. There is no time to rest. We have an opportunity to move away with the lead. Our goal is to win and get 3 very important points for us, especially after Al Duhail lost against Al Wakrah.”

“It will not be an easy match, especially since everyone wants to defeat us, and we must show our level again.”

Asked about winning the Amir Cup and its impact on the players in the next game, Xavi said: “We have won a well-deserved title, but we must maintain our level and our mentality. Winning the Amir Cup should not affect us and we must not make any mistakes. We need to continue winning matches in the league.”