"Soccer always gives you a second chance. It's the same final as two years ago in Lisbon..."
Xavi Hernández had no problems for confessing his prediction for the Champions League final. The midfielder bet Atlético Madrid will win. In an event of Qatar 2022 World Cup, the midfielder also talked about challenges of the upcoming seasons.
Champions League final
"It's time for Atlético Madrid. They deserve it for the work they are doing."
"Soccer always gives you a second chance. We will see the same final as two years ago in Lisbon..."
"Taking into account history, Real Madrid are a little more favorites; they have experience in finals and in these situations. This must be taken into account, but I think Atlético will win the final."
Challenges in Al-Sadd
"Why can't we win the Asian Champions League in the future? It's complicated. The Chinese, the Japanese, the Iranian, Saudis and Emirates teams have a lot of history and are economically powerful. But why not winning it with Al-Sadd one day?"
"I have never get tired of raising titles. I'm competitive by nature, I like to win. I was lucky to be at FC Barcelona for many years and win many things. Also in the Spanish national team. I was privileged and I want to convey the same level of competition here in Qatar."
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