Xavi effect in Al Saad

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The Qatari based football club Al Saad SC is leading the Qatar Starts League point table with 25 points from nine matches. They are the only team in the league who are still unbeaten. They have scored 36 goals from nine games. They are having a great season under the former Spanish footballer and world cup winner Xavi Hernandez. But Al Saad was not a top-class team before Xavi’s arrival. They used to win titles but were not consistent in retaining them. It was just some success that came in with a gap of some years. Consistency is also the key to Asian football betting.

Xavi has been very influential in revolutionizing football in Qatar. He has helped the team to become one of the powerhouses in Asian football. He was an integral part of increasing the value of Asian football in Europe. His involvement with the 2022 Qatar football world cup is also crucial for the growth of football in Asia.

The Midfield General joined Al Saad as a player in May 2015 after he announced his departure from FC Barcelona. He signed a three-year contract with the club. With him as a critical player, Al-Saad aimed to create a dominant team that would be able to lock horns with the bigger teams in Asia. He won his first trophy with the Qatari club in 2017 in the Qatar Cup.

In 2018, he extended his contract with the team and was appointed as the captain. He led the team to the semifinals of the AFC Champions League. One of the best achievements of Al Saad. In May 2019, he announced his retirement from football. As a player, Xavi won four titles with Al Saad.

Soon after his retirement, he announced the start of his managerial career with Al Saad. He took over the team in 2019. He signed a two-year contract with the team. His influence on the team only increased after he became a manager. He had some excellent football ideas, and Al Saad was the best stage to implement them. As a manager, he guided the team to the semifinals of the AFC Champions League in the first season. He won two cups with the team in the first season.

Xavi’s football tactics started to work out perfectly from the second season onwards. Al Saad secured a domestic treble that season which includes the league and two other cups. Last season was one of the best performances by the club in their history as they won the league without losing a single match. Out of 22 matches, they had 19 wins and two draws. They scored 77 goals and conceded just 14.

As a player, Xavi won four titles with Al Saad, and as a manager, he won seven titles within two years. The number of titles explains the effect of Xavi in Al Saad.