This is perfect gift for fans: Bualem
RIYADH: Striker Bualem Khouki on Wednesday said Qatar football fans
couldn’t have wished for a better gift after Al Anabi stunned Saudi
Arabia 2-1 to win the Gulf Cup.
Bualem, who scored the match-winner in the 58th minute, said: “We
deserved to win the Gulf Cup. We performed really well in the entire
tournament. I think we proved many people wrong. I am sure this is the
perfect gift for our fans.”
He added: “It was a difficult game against a very tough side backed by
thousands of fans. We were confident of winning the game.”
Bualem said: “The boys did not get nervous or get overwhelmed in front
of such a huge crowd. Despite their early (Saudi) goal we knew we
would fight back.”
Boualem said that Qatar’s Algerian coach Djamel Belmadi planned
meticulously ahead of the final, adding that ‘Qatar was ready to fight
till the last minute’.