The Qatari goalscorer was happy to lead his team into the Semifinals of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup but he will miss one game.
Bassam al-Rawi’s is one of Qatar national team heroes, having scored important goals for his national team in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
But the player will miss the next Semifinal game against hosts the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as he received a second yellow card against South Korea on Friday.
And that doesn’t make him less happy, as he is excited and hoping to come back to action in an eventual final.
“I feel amazing today, I’m so happy,” he was quoted by The Gulf Times.
“I’m so proud of my team, everyone is happy in Qatar. Today we played an amazing game, we played like lions. We deserved to win, we deserved to go to the semi-final. It’s the first time Qatar has been to the semi-final, I’m so happy.”
“We celebrated like crazy,” he explained.
“I play for the Qatar national team and I am proud to be a part of this country, I am happy to live in Qatar and play for the team.”
“I don’t care what people say about where I come from. Yes, I was born in Iraq but I moved to Qatar when I was a child, I’ve lived there ever since and I have a Qatari passport,” he commented.
“I won’t play in the semi-final but inshallah, I will get a chance to take a free kick in the final.”
“We have players who will take my place and will do a good job and I think we will do it,” he continued.
“We are a family here. If someone in the national team speaks about (winning the Cup), he speaks for all the players, and I think he is right.”