TEHRAN (Iran News) – Persepolis coach Yahya Golmohammadi thanked his players for their devotion and hard work in the match against Pakhtakor of Uzbekistan.
The Iranian team defeated Pakhtakor 2-0 in the AFC Champions league (West) quarter and will meet Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia in semifinal on Saturday.
“It was an important match and we are happy to be in the final of West. I would like to thank the players for their devotion and hard work,” said Golmohammadi.
“Ideally, we like to have continuity in the team; to continue with the same players who won the league title with us. Unfortunately, we lost some of those players and we had to go into the market and bring in replacements. We attracted good players and those players got on well with the ones already here,” he added.
“The key thing is for them to buy into the Persepolis philosophy, to have the winning mentality and the desire to be successful here. We are all working to make Persepolis fans happy.”
“We expect a tough match against Al-Nassr and we hope we will play against them as good as we did this game and last game.
“Winning gives us added motivation. We will help the players recover then analyze Al-Nassr and prepare for the game,” Golmohammadi concluded.
- source : Tasnim, Iran News