Xavi: Winning the Amir Cup will be a motivation for us

Al-Sadd head coach Xavi Hernandez expressed his happiness after winning the 2021 Amir Cup with a penalty shootout victory over Al Rayyan in the final that was held at Al Thumama World Cup Stadium.

Speaking after the match, Xavi said: “Our players played a good match and showed a great level, and I am proud of that. The match was an excellent final in all the details. Today, Al Sadd won a well-deserved title after a good performance throughout the tournament. I hope this will be a motivation for the rest of the season’s tournaments.”

“I was confident in the capabilities of my team, their high spirit and their desire to win, despite being behind by a goal after the first half.”

As for adding a new title to the leader’s championship collection, the coach said: “This is not strange to Al Sadd, as the club is used to winning trophies. Winning the Amir Cup will push us to continue playing well and to add more trophies.”

Xavi saluted the club’s fans for their attendance and encouragement of the team in this important game, saying: “The support of the fans is very important and that it is one of the main reasons for the team’s win. The atmosphere inside the World Cup stadium was wonderful.”

On the opening of the Al Thumama World Cup Stadium, Xavi said, “I congratulate Qatar on the opening of the Al Thumama World Cup Stadium. We saw the opening of a wonderful stadium, as is usual in Qatar.”