Persepolis’ Golmohammadi Hails Players’ Performance against Istiklol
- September, 15, 2021 - 14:18
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Persepolis head coach Yahya Golmohammadi praised his players after defeating Tajik champion Istiklol in the 2021 AFC Champions League Round of 16 on Tuesday.
Persepolis defeated Istiklol 1-0 at the near-full Central Republican Stadium thanks to Mahdi Torabi’s late goal.
“This is a happy victory for all our fans, but we won the game thanks to the presence of our fans and the efforts of our players. Without them we would have been in trouble” the head coach said, referring to a small knot of Tajikistan-based Persepolis fans who cheered his side on.
“Overall, I think it was a good game for us. We controlled the game and the movement of the ball, with the exception of free-kicks, we did not give many opportunities to our opponent and we defended well,” Golmohammadi added.