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Xavi Hernández "The arrival of James Rodríguez is very good for Qatari football"

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Xavi Hernández "The arrival of James Rodríguez is very good for Qatari football"
Xavi Hernández and James Rodríguez

The former FC player. Barcelona and who is currently working as soccer coach in Qatar has spoken about the arrival of 10 from Colombia to said league, which has been considered very positive for everyone and hopes that great players will continue to join this league.

As for Qatar's football, the Emir Cup is reaching its final stage and the team led by the Spanish Xavi Hernández seeks to defend the title they won last season. This is how Al Sadd will be facing Al Rayyan, a club in which Colombian James Rodríguez plays, who will be looking to win his first title in the Middle Eastern country.

Not a very good present for James

Xavi Hernández "The arrival of James Rodríguez is very good for Qatari football"
James arrives at Qatar football

The present of the Colombian is not very good or anything similar to that of at least three years ago. James Rodríguez has been heavily criticized lately, both in European football and for his poor debut that ended in a rout with Al Dehail.

Despite this, it seems that the Colombian has turned the page and hopes to show a better performance in the commitment this Friday, when they are facing those led by the Spanish Xavi Hernández, who has praised James and applauded his arrival in the football of The Middle East, which he sees as an excellent thing for everyone.

"The Qatari league has been improving a lot during the last two or three years, important coaches have been hired, so the quality of local football has improved. Very important players have also arrived like Gabi at the time, Cazorla, Brahimi and now James Rodríguez, are players who undoubtedly make a difference, but who also contribute their quality to team play". The Spanish coach commented during the Qatar 2022 Organization, prior to what will be the commitment of the cup final.

Likewise, Xavi Hernández has added the following: The arrival of players like James Rodríguez is very good for the whole country, not only for his team, but for the organization chart of this sport in Qatar, because in the final this helps to improve everyone and everyone learns from these footballers.

Emir Cup Final

Xavi Hernández "The arrival of James Rodríguez is very good for Qatari football"
Xavi seeks to win the Emir Cup of Qatar again

The Al Sadd coach has assured that it will be a rather complicated game for them, taking into account the great team of the rival and that they have now included the former Premier player.

"We are a big club, and we know that we can, our main objective is this final, but we know that it is very difficult, the rival has an excellent coach such as Laurent Blanc, very good players, and they have the experience of Nzonzi, Boli, Yacine Brahimi and now James Rodríguez, it's going to be a very difficult game". Spanish added.

The final of the Emir Cup will be played this coming Friday, October 22 at 11:00 am Colombian time, which will take place at the Al-Thumama stadium. A good presentation of the Colombian is expected that allows everyone to see a completely different image from his debut.