We’re ready to face Al Sailiya: Al Sadd coach Xavi


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Al Sadd coach Xavi Hernandez spoke to the media ahead of their Tuesday’s QNB Stars League match against Al Sailiya, which was postponed from Week 3 to 24th September due to the former’s AFC Champions League second-leg quarterfinal against Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr.

“Al Sailiya are a good team with a lot of experience in the league. They offer good levels and play in many different ways because they have a smart and special coach (Sami Trabelsi).

“We have a strong squad and we must prove it on the pitch. I am happy with the performance of all players. We need all players because we have important tournaments coming up.

“I would like to thank the Qatar Football Association and Qatar Stars League for postponing our game against Al Arabi in Week 5 because we have many games at this time. The postponement is good for us. We need rest. We have a strong competitor in Al Hilal in the AFC Champions League semifinal,” said Xavi.