Coach Rui Faria expressed his sadness after the loss of his team against Al Sadd by 3-1 and being out from the round of 16 of the AFC Champions League .

Faria said in the press conference after the match : " I congratulate Al Saff for the qualification and i wish it will represent The Qatari football well "

Faria added : " We wished the result was better than what we came out with looking at what we presented in both matches , today we were not good in the first half and returning was difficult after being delayed with two goals "

He continued by : " In the second half we had some opportunities and we scored a goal and we were close to return in reult but Al Sadd scored the third goal "

Faria refused to put the resbonsibility of the loss on the absences , he said : " I do not prefer to talk about the absences and their impact on the result despite the absence of Benatia and his experiences but this is not an axcuse for the loss , and the players presented today their best and we are thinking from now in the upcoming match "

In the end Faria said : " Al Sadd won because it presented the best performacne in both matches and not because it is the best in general and we have a good team and the future will be better "