We Are Exhausted but Want to Defeat Al-Nassr, Persepolis Coach Says
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Persepolis football team coach Hamid Derakhshan said that his players are very exhausted but they are ready to defeat Al-Nassr.
Persepolis is scheduled to face the Saudi Arabian team in Riyadh’s King Fahad International Stadium on Tuesday.
Persepolis topped Group A with six points and a win can cement its place as favorite to advance to next stage.
“We have played four away games and we are exhausted; however we are going to win the match. Al-Nassr is a strong team and our players must concentrate on their performances," he stated.
“We are not allowed to make mistake against Al-Nassr. I think we can defeat them in front of their fans,” Derakhshan said in the pre-match news conference."
“Gabriel and Babak Hatami will miss the match due to injury but I believe in my players,” Derakhshan added.