Al Sadd coach Xavi Hernandez spoke to the media ahead of their 2020-21 season QNB Stars League Week 4 match against Al Khor.

“The League championship is very important to us this season and our first goal is to win the title, so we are ready to compete for it. The international players are back with us after several days’ absence and we won the Ooredoo Cup.

“We are in good condition to face Al Khor which we know will be difficult because we will face a team that has made many changes, especially at the professional level. So we have to be ready and play with the ideal mentality to win points.

“For us, there is no difference between playing at our stadium or at Al Khor. From my point of view, Al Sadd play for the result and we have to show our best level on the field.

“The 2019-20 Ooredoo Cup triumph was an exciting victory and every team wishes to win this title. For us in Al Sadd, we are supposed to compete and win even if we play without internationals, and this is important and means that everyone works very hard, whether in the reserve team or youth.

“I am very happy to win this title, which is very important to me as a coach and also to the players as a team,” said Xavi.