Records Are for History, Iran Captain Nekounam Says
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian national football team captain Javad Nekounam said that winning against Iraq is more important than his record.
Iran will face Iraq on Friday in the AFC Asian Cup quarter-final in Canberra.
Nekounam is set to surpass Ali Daei’s 149 caps for Team Melli.
“Records are for history, what matters to me is we qualify for the final four and the continued success of the team in Asia,” Nekounam told afcasiancup.com.
“I have never thought about any records throughout my career from the first day when I was invited to the national team to now,” he added.
“I still have the same love of the jersey of Iran and I have that same desire and motivation with which I began my career,” Nekounam added.