Xavi: We were better in the second half

Al-Sadd head coach Xavi Hernandez said that his side did not play well in the first half of their game against Al-Kharaitiyat in Round 12 of the QNB Stars League.

In his comments after the match to the club website, Xavi said: “In the first half, we did not play well, we suffered a lot and did not perform in the required manner. We did not maintain the high level of performance as we had shown in previous matches.”

The coach added: “In the second half, we were better in terms of performance and got a more than wonderful result. We are happy to win and get 3 new points in the campaign and move away at the top of the league.”

Xavi also expressed his happiness at the return of Ali Asad and Salem Al Hajri to match action, and said: “I am very happy with the return of Ali Asad and Salem Al Hajri to playing in matches and their participation with the team after their long absence. Our goal is to continue working and win all our future matches.”