TEHRAN – Iran’s Persepolis captain Jalal Hosseini has pinpointed his team’s fighting spirit and huge support as the reasons for their success in the 2017 AFC Champions League ahead of the quarter-final second leg with Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahli on Tuesday.
Hosseini, who has more than 100 caps for the Islamic Republic of Iran and is part of the squad that has qualified for next year’s FIFA World Cup, is currently in his second spell with Persepolis.
“We may not be among the richest clubs in Asia, especially compared to clubs in the Persian Gulf region, but there’s no doubt we have the biggest fan base,” Hosseini told the-AFC.
“And Persepolis has the best support in Asian football; because of this support, we fight. It gives us extra motivation and determination to make sure we can get great results.
“This is what we have always tried to do and will continue to do,” he added.
date: 11 September 2017 id: 8974 source: Tasnim