Our Aim Is Beating Pakhtakor, Persepolis Manager Says

Our Aim Is Beating Pakhtakor, Persepolis Manager Says

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Persepolis football team manager Afshin Peyrovani says that the match against Pakhtakor will be very difficult but their aim is winning the match.

Persepolis will meet the Uzbekistan’s giant on Wednesday in the AFC Campions League (west) quarter-finals.

“Coming to the draw ceremony we knew it wasn’t going to make a big difference for us, because here there are four strong teams,” said Peyrovani. “Our target is to be champion of Asia, so if we want to be champion, we cannot worry about which team we will face next.”

“Pakhtakor has been a really good team, so we know we will have a tough game against them, but on the other hand it will be a tough game for them. This is football, but we are confident that we will take to the pitch with only the aim of winning the match.”

Pakhtakor, in the quarter-finals for the first time since 2009, defeated Iran's Esteghlal FC 2-1, with the Uzbekistan side having advanced to the Round of 16 as Group B winner.

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