DESTINY might have had it that Jugurtha Hamroun would score Al Sadd’s winner in the Emir’s Cup final.
The Algerian winger, who had helped Sadd win the Qatar Cup with a late goal in the final against El Jaish, was arguably their best player at the Khalifa stadium.
The 28-year-old was almost substituted towards the end with a hamstring pull, but he received treatment and came back to score a brilliant goal after receiving a pass from Xavi Hernandez.
The ever-smiling player expressed delight, but attributed the success to teamwork.
“I’m happy to have scored the winner once again, but it doesn’t matter much. Honestly, more important are the result and team. If I score and the team doesn’t win, it counts for nothing,” said Hamroun.
“If it wasn’t me, it would’ve been someone else. I must congratulate all my team-mates because together we showed great things and spirit. We deserved it and I’m very happy for our fans,” he said.
Hamroun, who joined from Romanian club Steaua Bucharest last summer, was delighted that Sadd finished the season on a great note.
“We missed the biggest objective (Qatar Stars League) due to some small details, but this is football. We finished great and that’s the most important thing. We made it fantastic with two trophies,” he said.
Hamroun said it was a fine feeling to play a historic game at the renovated Khalifa Stadium.
“It was amazing and I was feeling crazy playing in front of such a huge number of fans at a historic stadium,” said Hamroun.