Former Barcelona star Xavi Hernandez has revealed that he enjoys life in Qatar, claiming that they have given him everything and that he feels safe and comfortable living there.'
After finishing his European career, Xavi moved to Al Sadd as a player before hanging up his boots to take over the managerial reins of the Qatari outfit. So far, he has gotten off to a good start as a coach and recently saw his side defeat Hienghene in the Club World Cup play-off match.
"My family is very happy because they have given us everything," he admitted. "It is a very easy country to live, very comfortable, welcoming and safe."
Xavi then went on to speak about the type of coach that he is, revealing that he likes his team to have the possession of the ball and that he suffers when his team don’t have the ball.
"I'd describe myself as someone who likes to have the ball," Xavi said, as per Marca. "I'm there in the dugout suffering if my team doesn't have the ball.
"It was the same when I played, I loved being on the ball. That's the way I was brought up at Barcelona and in the national team. Where I have surprised myself is that, when I started out as a coach, I didn't think so much about the defensive side of the game. But now I suffer when we don't have the ball.
"That 30-40 percent of possession that you don't have is when you have to work hardest.”