Sharjah's Coach Al Yassi Happy with Persepolis Draw
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Head coach Abdelaziz Al Yassi described Sharjah FC's 2-2 draw with Persepolis FC in the AFC Champions League 2020 Group C match as a positive result.
Sharjah found itself behind after only nine minutes at the Sharjah Stadium on Tuesday as Ali Alipour gave the visiting team the lead before Mohammed Khalfan leveled the tie for the home side.
Alipour struck again on 27 minutes but Ryan Mendes scored the equalizer just before the half-time break for the teams to share the points.
Al Yassi praised his players for fighting back, adding that a point was good following the opening defeat against Al Taawoun last week.
“We had a good performance against a strong team,” said Al Yassi. “The match was quick and despite playing at home, the draw was positive if we consider the circumstances that we faced.”
“We worked very hard with the players in order to recover from the previous defeat (1-0 to Al Taawoun FC),” said the 42-year-old coach, adding, “The players had a positive performance and the result was good.”
“I’m happy that the reaction of the players was good and hopefully, we can maintain our performance in the coming matches and get positive results," Al Yassi stated.