Al Sadd deserving winners: Coach Amouta
DOHA: Coach Hussein Amouta on Sunday said Al Sadd were deserving
winners of the Emir Cup, saying his players showed they had class and
Al Sadd beat Al Sailiya 3-0 in the final of the Emir Cup on Saturday
to end their season a trophy.
“Of course I am happy with this win. I believe Al Sadd were deserving
winners,” Amoutasaid during a TV program. “My players showed that they
are a classy unit and that they fight all the way,” he added.
Al Sadd finished behind Lekhwiya and El Jaish in the Qatar Stars
League title race last month.
“I am honoured that H H the Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani
congratulated me as we lifted the trophy,” Amoutasaid. “I am the
happiest coach right now. I was privileged to shake the hand of the
Emir,” he added.
“It was not an easy game as the scorecard might suggest. Al Sailiya
played a strong game, especially in the first half,” Amoutasaid.
“If (striker Mamouni) Dagano had scored in the first half, things
could have been different. We managed to keep Dagano at bay,” the Al
Sadd coach said. “Dagano missing the penalty was the turning point.”
Amoutasaid Al Sadd winning the Emir Cup was a perfect answer to the
“This was a strong response to our critics, especially after we lost
the QNB Cup (in March to Qatar SC),” he said.
“I think the trick in us doing well was our rotational policy. That
move kept the players hungry and fresh,” the Al Sadd coach said.